Media Room

Science for wild Atlantic salmon survival

December 15, 2016

Years of world-recognized science has positioned the Canadian Rivers Insitute as the lead scientific research organization for two multi-million dollar research initiatives focused on the survival of wild Atlantic salmon populations. This research is critical to ensuring the future of the recreational, sustenance and cultural economies dependent on healthy salmon populations in the Maritime Provinces. Through the Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow (CAST) and the Mactaquac Ecosystem Study (MAES), and in partnership with First Nations communities, CRI scientists are assessing population health, habitats, at-sea survival and how to improve salmon migration in flow-regulated rivers.

Contact: Dr. Tommi Linnansaari, Research Associate, Canadian Rivers Institute and Biology Department, University of New Brunswick