Tonight at the Rodd Miramichi, Debbie has been named the Female Entrepreneur of the Year at the Miramichi Women of Influence Night.
Everyone here at the Oxbow would like to congratulate her on winning this very fitting award.
The minister of Fisheries and Oceans paid a visit to the Miramichi today to announce a new funding for the wild Atlantic salmon.
Minister Gail Shea visited the Miramichi Conservation Centre today to announce funding for the Miramichi Salmon Association to breech beaver dams this fall just prior to spawning. This allows for salmon to reach as much optimal spawning habitat as possible. Passage to many small streams is often blocked by industrious beaver. This project allows the dams to be breached thus allowing safe passage for salmon. The beavers will rebuild their dams but a new generation of salmon will already be created in this new habitat. One does not have to worry about salmon getting caught behind these dams as that the beaver repairs them because they will be able to wash out from behind them during times of high water. The real win-win situation is that the beavers are not hurt and millions of eggs are deposited in virgin habitat where they may not have the same pressures as if all the salmon had to spawn in a small area.
As a MSA director, it was my privilege to attend this press conference and have the opportunity to discuss what the implications are for outfitters on the Miramichi with Global News. The $50,000 in funding is a matching grant of which the MSA will fund the other $50,000 over the next 2 year period. The Miramichi Salmon Association is currently in the midst of Campaign 60 where funds are being raised for the Miramichi Forever Fund. Anyone wishing to help the wild Atlantic Salmon in the Miramichi by contributing to this fund may do so by calling 506-622-4000.
Miramichi Salmon Association links:
The Miramichi River Environmental Assessment Committee has deployed satellite telemetry stations at Upper Oxbow and in Doaktown to monitor water temperature, water level, air temperature, and precipitation.
“Real-time water quality monitoring is an increasingly popular technology that is being used across the world. This technology allows users to have up-to-date water quality monitoring results, on various parameters, at specified intervals. Users of real-time monitoring equipment range from government agencies monitoring the effects of pollution to fishermen interested in knowing water temperatures.
MREAC has been engaged in real-time water quality monitoring on the Miramichi watershed and has worked with a number of strategic partners in this endeavour.”
- From www.mreac.org
UPDATE: ALL POOLS ARE OPEN
Fisheries and Oceans Canada has closed 22 salmon fishing pools in New Brunswick because of low water levels and high water temperatures.
The federal department closed fishing in the areas on Wednesday and the order extends indefinitely. The official notice closes the pools until Dec. 31, but DFO could open the pools earlier.
Salmon pools have been closed in previous summers for similar reasons.
Warm water loses oxygen, forcing salmon to pools of cooler water.
The conditions could stress salmon that crowd together in cooler pools.
The variance order issued by DFO closed the following areas:
Original Story and DFO links below:
The Atlantic Salmon Federation conducted a survey of anglers a few years ago. They asked what tool would be most useful, a good video of the best techniques for live release was the top response.
The ASF, FQSA, and the Quebec government worked together to come up with this video, which is an invaluable tool to help anglers learn the proper technique when it comes to live release.
For more information about the ASF or live release, please visit the ASF website: www.asf.ca
“ASF is very pleased to have worked with FQSA and the Quebec government to produce this excellent live release video. We hope that you enjoy it and learn from it. By following these easy steps we can ensure that every Atlantic salmon we catch is given the best chance of surviving to spawn.” - Bill Taylor
Well, word on the mighty Miramichi today is "How High Is The Water Momma?", it has been raining like cats and dogs now for 2 days and nights. Before dark I expect the river to have invaded the meadow. We have been wondering when that was going to occur this year because it always happens at least once each year. With the gentle ice out we have not seen much water until today.
Dale went to Red Bank this morning for bread and he said there was a beaver walking up the road, at 1st I thought he was lying to me but then I realized he was telling the truth. Honest to God, I wouldn’t lie to you.
What you may not know is that the people at Vantage Point Media House made an extended cut of this episode that has more footage and have decided to share it with us for free online thanks to Tourism New Brunswick.
Feel free to share your comments about the episode below.
Director’s Cut. An exclusive extended episode of Fly Nation Season 2 filmed on World-class Atlantic Salmon rivers in the beautiful province of New Brunswick.
New Fly Nation host, Ashley Rae, joins Atlantic Salmon guru Jacques Heroux and Tourism New Brunswick’s Serge Collin on an adventure of a lifetime to 3 of the best lodges in the entire province, the Restigouche River Lodge, Wilson’s Sporting Camps and the Upper Oxbow Outdoor Adventures lodge. All 3 are truly fly fishing destinations to dream about.
Watch the entire special extended episode online, brought to you by Tourism New Brunswick and make sure to check us out on Facebook and let us know what you think!