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Over $300K in grants for N.B. Atlantic salmon projects

By Regis Phillips Mar 19, 2024 | 6:11 AM

The Foundation for the Conservation of Atlantic Salmon (FCAS) has announced its 2024 grant recipient partners dedicated to the conservation of wild Atlantic salmon habitats and populations.

The FCAS allocated federal government funds to support innovative conservation, restoration, education and scientific research initiatives across Atlantic Canada and Quebec.

A total of $1.5 million in funds has been awarded to 72 conservation projects, with more than $300,000 in funds going to 22 New Brunswick projects.

Universities, Indigenous groups, and local conservation organizations have received government funding since 2008.

The FCAS has been able to contribute close to $16 million to 880 projects for habitat improvement, the study of Atlantic Ocean effects, and the effects of migrating from global warming.

“2024 marks another significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to protect and restore wild Atlantic salmon habitats and populations,” said Rémi Bujold, chairman of the FCAS board of directors.

“The dedication and passion exhibited by our grant recipient-partners inspire confidence in our shared mission to ensure the long-term viability of this cherished species.

“Together, we continue to make meaningful strides towards a sustainable future for wild Atlantic salmon and the waterways they inhabit.”