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We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer now or in the future, please fill out the form below under "Volunteer" and we will contact you when an opportunity arises. At the Office Manager's discretion, memberships may be awarded to anyone who volunteers with the HRAA.
Conservation, Education & Community Interaction since 1977
ATLANTIC SALMON POPULATION ASSESSMENTS
Scientific name: Salmo salar
SARA Status: Under consideration
COSEWIC Status: Endangered (2010)
DID YOU KNOW?
Salmo Salar means "the leaper"! These fish can jump 12-14 ft high!
The outer Bay of Fundy (oBoF) Atlantic salmon population is in decline. Over the last 15 years, this population has declined by 64%. At sea mortality is believed to pose the greatest threat to this population. The Hammond River houses 1 of 20 remaining oBoF salmon populations. Since 1977, HRAA staff and volunteers have tracked the oBoF salmon population in the Hammond River system. Through our continued research efforts and long-term population monitoring, the HRAA has bettered our understanding of this population and continues to manage the landscape to protect this species.
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