CSA has been a prime mover in recent years in the saving of the remnants of Inner Bay salmon stocks. These images chronicle the release of both grilse and large MSW salmon; reared from Stewiacke River progeny as part of DFO's genebanking program at the Coldbrook Hatchery .

For the last few Autumns, CSA directors and angler volunteers have assisted in both the attempted capture by angling of wild (or hatchery reared) salmon and in the release of these sexually-mature adult fish into selected area rivers (in these images, the Debert and Stewiacke respectively). These releases are undertaken in the hope that the salmon may breed among themselves or with the few remaining wild fish. Any resultant egg deposition would serve to augment the severely depressed wild juvenile stock.

While some wild parr are being seen in the various feeder streams to our Inner Bay rivers, there is no positive sign that the endangered status can be lifted as yet.


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