Miramichi River fish count

Fisheries and Oceans Canada says there are some signs that salmon numbers may be going up in the Southwest Miramichi River.

That system exceeded its spawning requirements last year, recording a 107 per cent rate, up from 90 per cent of its target in 2015 and from the 70 per cent in 2014.

The Northwest Miramichi River system only met 75 per cent of its spawning targets needed to keep a healthy population in 2016.