News from the Atlantic Salmon Federation ? May 8, 2013

Rivernotes Looks at Early Miramichi salmon season & ASF Research Activity
The season for spring salmon opened three weeks ago, and Rivernotes takes a look at the results. Also updates on the field activities of ASF researchers in past week:

New Nova Scotia Signs to Protect Fish
ASF together with Cape Breton partners have created new signage to show anglers how to identify young salmon and brook trout. Read more:

Restored Access to 15,000 acres of ponds and lakes in Maine
ASF?s Maine Headwaters Project is focused on restoring critical spawning habitat to sea-run fish in tributaries identified as high priorities in State of Maine restoration plans. Check out the program:

Getting Out Word on Need for Sustainable Aquaculture
An article entitled ?Gloves Come Off in Salmon Wars? examines how an original vision of sustainable aquaculture has turned into an industry where growth is paramount, and large impacts on the environment have led to a need to rethink its future. Views include those of ASF?s Sue Scott and ACAR?s Matt Abbott:

Tax Bill for Fish Kills Rapped
Another issue for average Canadians is the direct cost in tax dollars of the required kills and cleanup that result from industry ISA outbreaks.

NY Times Looks At ISA Issue on West Coast
It is always interesting when the NY Times turns its attention to salmon issues. In this case it not only provides an update of BC?s situation, but looks at steps being taken to identify the lethal salmon virus in Alaska, Washington and Idaho: