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ASF’s actions are firmly based on scientific research, and the organization continues to be a leader in unraveling the mysteries of Atlantic salmon migration and the issues affecting their restoration to abundance in both the ocean and our rivers.

From tracking smolt in rivers as they migrate towards Greenland, to monitoring the interactions of wild Atlantic salmon with farmed salmon, to providing expert advice on all issues related to Atlantic salmon, ASF works to bring science to bear on matters related to wild Atlantic salmon.

In 2012, ASF is conducting another ambitious field season of research that included insertion of transmitters in smolts in rivers in New Brunswick, Quebec, and Nova Scotia, and deployment plus retrieval of sonic receivers in:

  • Strait of Belle Isle between Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Baie des Chaleurs between Gaspé and northern NB
  • River systems including the Miramichi, Restigouche, Grand Cascapedia, including their estuaries
Besides the tracking program, ASF is involved in a wide array of studies and environmental interventions involving Atlantic salmon and salmon rivers throughout eastern Canada, New England, Greenland, and elsewhere in the North Atlantic Ocean region.

ASF's research activity is known world-wide, with the scientific material subject to peer review and sharing in the scientific community.

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CURRENT PROJECTS   (view all)
Smolt Tracking
Returns of Captive-reared Atlantic salmon to Inner Bay of Fundy Rivers
Land-Based Aquaculture
Serpentine River Population
Adaptation Changes in Wild Atlantic Salmon Due to Farmed Salmon Interbreeding
Kelt Tracking - 2012
Magaguadavic - Index River of Wild and Farmed Salmon Interactions
Understanding the Genome of Endangered Atlantic Salmon
Ponoi Research Project
PUBLICATIONS & REPORTS   (view all)
Jonathan Carr Publications List
Tracking Escapee Farmed Salmon
Proceedings of a 2004 Acid Rain conference at ASF
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Agreement on Greenland’s Commercial Salmon Fishery Reached Good News For North America
June 12th, 2012
West Greenland catch will be restricted to 20 tonne local consumption limit.


Join the St. Croix River Alewife Migration
June 8th, 2012
On Saturday, June 9, groups and individuals concerned about the future survival of native alewives (gaspereau) on the St. Croix River will symbolically escort this historically and ecologically important fish up the river. 


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Newfoundland Fish Farm fish Hopes to Sell Infected Salmon
July 10th, 2012
A salmon farm with iSA in southern Newfoundland wants to sell its condemned salmon for human use.


PEI Fish Kill Larger than Thought
July 10th, 2012
A PEI Fish Kill in Trout River a repeat of last year


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