News from the ATLANTIC SALMON FEDERATION - JULY 18, 2012, includes RIVERNOTES UPDATES
Atlantic Salmon Federation News
New Logo and New www.asf.ca
ASF has a new logo, and an entirely new website to share information on wild Atlantic salmon.
Rivernotes Updated - see latest returns & rivers - plus REWARD
Rivernotes provides a description of the new logo. On the RIVERS, the latest information on returns is startling in various regions - with good news for some and disappointment for others. And a REWARD is posted for a particular Miramichi salmon. Read the full story.
63 Rivers Closed in NL - But Some Just Reopened
Due to water levels and temperatures, 63 rivers were closed, but as of July 18, some just reopened. ASF's Don Ivany also explains why it is important not to stress the salmon, in a recent article.
Closing NS Mersey Biodiversity Facility a Bad Idea
A letter to DFO Minister Ashfield gives reasons why closing this home for Nova Scotia critically endangered Atlantic salmon populations is not in anyone's interest.
450,000 ISA-Infected Salmon Not Headed to Supermarket
A Newfoundland company with condemned ISA farmed salmon asked to be able to market the product. After some time, permission was not granted.
Sad End to Connecticut River Restoration Effort
The USFWS is ending this major project, the final straw being the small returns and the great damage from Tropical Storm Irene last year. Read more