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: News from ASF - Salmon Run updates - and escapees showing up


salmonthink
09-22-2011, 08:48 AM
News from the Atlantic Salmon Federation

Escapee salmon discovered in Maine, New Brunswick
Thirteen escaped farmed salmon have been found entering the Magaguadavic River in NB, and others in a counting weir in the Dennys River in Maine. Escape reports not made by industry.

The Bangor Daily News covers the Maine perspective on the farmed salmon.
http://asf.ca/news.php?id=758

Outdoor Canada reports the story from a Canadian perspective
http://asf.ca/news.php?id=760

Video of Escapee Salmon and a New Brunswick River
ASF's Jonathan Carr explains the negative impacts of farmed Atlantic salmon while inspecting the Magaguadavic River fish ladder.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwjoY86ycdU

ASF River Notes updates - and reflections
The numbers are in for mid-September in New Brunswick rivers, with some high points on the Restigouche, but numbers less spectacular on the Miramichi.
http://atlanticsalmonfederation.org/rivernotes

A Reporter's Roundup of Salmon Rivers
An interesting overview of the returns this year are offered by John Chilibeck of the Telegraph-Journal, and pointing out the need for reality checks by swim-throughs.
http://asf.ca/news.php?id=759