1290 Pabineau Falls Road,
Pabineau First Nation, NB E2A 7M3
office: 506 548-9211 fax: 506 545-6968
AFS Salmon Enhancement Project Salmon Counting Fence
A grilse salmon is between 17 inches to 25 inches total length, and a salmon is a fish over 25 inches.
9 Pabineau First Nation salmon enhancement technicians/monitors were trained in streamside fertilization procedures; such as, learning about parts that is required to assemble a streamside fertilization unit; in addition to equipment maintenance & operation. Other training included: collecting healthy broodstock salmon and grilse, recognizing & identifying salmon disease, stripping salmon of its eggs and fertilizing salmon those eggs.
Electrofishing training on safety and operation, fish species, fish habitat, and water quality measurement were done throughout Pabineau First Nation’s traditional rivers and brooks.
Final report on all training activities will be completed on or before March 31, 2022.
Broodstock Salmon Ready For Stripping
Stripping The Eggs Out From The Salmon
Fact: salmon have approximately 900 eggs for every pound the salmon weights, so if the salmon weights 10 pounds, it should yeild 9,000 eggs.
To date, we have 100,115 salmon eggs transported to Charlo Fish Hatchery to be maintained over the winter months, and in May 2022 the salmon eggs will be transferred back to the Nepisiguit River for the incubation stage, and by early June they will be released back into the river as a Fry stage; which is approximately 1 inch in length.