News from Atlantic Salmon Federation - Nov. 8, 2013
ASF Supports Fly Fishing Therapy Program for Veterans
In the Ottawa/Gatineau area ASF has helped develop a program to introduce veterans to fly fishing. Read more:
ASF RIVERNOTES BLOG ? Joan Wulff and the Community of Salmon People
Three vignettes, including an intro to short videos on Joan Wulff, and a wonderful description of the final day of salmon season in Nova Scotia.
CBS Coast-to-Coast coverage of Penobscot River restoration
CBS gave major coverage to the decommissioning of the dams on the Penobscot River, and provided an interesting overview of the Penobscot River Restoration?s impacts.
Damage from changes to Fisheries Act
A new article in the peer-reviewed journal Fisheries has focused attention on the impact of changes to Canada?s Fisheries Act that have stripped away much of the habitat protection. Read more:
Fines for Illegal Salmon fishing in Newfoundland
Fines are going to assist SAEN as a result of a conviction a NL court that saw a boat seized, and individuals banned from fishing activity for a decade. Read more:
NL announces moratorium on fracking
Newfoundland has declared a moratorium on fracking until more is known about the impacts and best practices. Read details:
No Canadian Plan for Biodiversity
Canada?s Auditor General office has criticized the Federal government for the lack of planning to protect species at risk particularly, and biodiversity in general.