The Atlantic salmon recovery project focuses on the assessment of the density of the salmon population in the Jacquet River, its habitat and potential barriers to its migration.
The Atlantic salmon is an important resource in our region. It is therefore important to ensure that its population is healthy. To do this, the group monitors this species closely. To estimate the population in the Jacquet River, the group, in partnership with the Nepisiguit Salmon Association, (NSA) uses electro seining. This technique involves sending an electric shock in the water to immobilize the fish just long enough to capture it in our nets to be able to then measure and count it properly.
The group also conducted an inventory of the Jacquet River buffer zones to assess the potential risks to the migration of Atlantic salmon and the risk of degradation of its habitat. The goal is to prioritize sites for restoration work that we hope to be conducting in the near future.