Salmon Collaboration Receives 4.7 Million in Funding

An effort to bring all parties together to save wild atlantic Salmon in New Brunswick is receiving 4.7 million-dollars in federal and provincial funding. The Collaboration of Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow, or CAST, brings together industry, environmental organizations and scientists to try and study and save salmon populations. The 4.7 million in funding announced on Saturday in Miramichi will goes toward projects such as tracking salmon ocean migration, predator monitoring, thermal river imaging and capturing young salmon smolt that will be released back into the rivers once they mature and are ready to spawn.