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Posted 21 November 2014 - 02:32 PM

News From the Atlantic Salmon Federation

Striped Bass Proposed for Species at Risk Act
Striped bass in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence have been proposed for protection under the Species at Risk Act, and the period for PUBLIC COMMENT has just been announced and will continue to Feb. 2, 2015. Many in the Atlantic salmon community have been concerned about the increasing numbers of striped bass in the past few years.

ASF Research Update
An ASF Researcher presented initial information on a project tracking alewives in the international boundary river, the St. Croix. ASF personnel have also been working on Magaguadavic River restoration through a spawning project.

Time Magazine discusses land-based salmon farming
This week an article in Time has provided an interesting assessment of land-based salmon farming, and the recent accreditation by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Mi’kmaq being asked to have a moratorium on salmon fishing on Middle River
A ban on fishing the Middle River is being proposed, due to low numbers. Read more.

Re-engaging Older Anglers
The Downeast Salmon Federation in Columbia Falls is pursuing an innovative program to find ways to renew the interest of older anglers in the restoration of their salmon rivers.

Sea Lice on Farmed Salmon Have Changed DNA to Increase Resistance to Pesticide
It is now documented that in only 11 years sea lice throughout the North Atlantic have modified their DNA to resist the effects of a chemical used on farmed salmon.


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