Atlantic Salmon Federation News

17,705 salmon returned to Gaspe Rivers
The statistics on 2011 Gaspe salmon continue to cause excitement and also illustrate how important economically these rivers are to the region. Read more in FishnewsEU:

45 Groups Including ASF & NB Salmon Council Against Increased NB Forest Cutting
In New Brunswick 45 organizations have signed on to a statement not to increase wood cutting on Crown lands. Read more:

Land-based salmon growout going well
ASF's joint project with the Freshwater Institute to grow Atlantic salmon in closed systems is doing very well so far. This form of aquaculture eliminates the threats to wild Atlantic salmon.

In a CBC podcast, Carl Purcell of Nova Scotia provides an interesting perspective on this in Think Outside the Fish Pen.

Concern for DFO Budget Cuts on Salmon
Atlantic salmon are economically important throughout Atlantic Canada and Quebec. In Newfoundland, there is concern that cuts in DFO budgets will impact both enforcement and research. Check out a recent video with Fred Parsons concerning the Exploits.

Maine's Facebook Ice Fisherman Charged
From the Bangor Daily in Maine comes news yesterday that the ice fisherman who shared his salmon catch on Facebook has been charged.