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2014-06-18 23:01:32

Julian Furlaga, one of the world's youngest fly tyers, is quickly becoming recognized on an international level for his talent. St. Andrews, New Brunswick (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 One of the youngest members of the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is heading to Scotland and England this week to meet with some of the world’s top fly-tying experts. Julian Furlaga,10, from Moncton, New Brunswick, will be travelling with his father Karol for nearly three weeks for what he calls “a...

2014-06-02 23:03:57

Gill net fisheries from Greenland, Labrador and St. Pierre et Miquelon are growing threats to the survival of wild Atlantic salmon. St. Andrews, New Brunswick (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is very concerned that hard-earned conservation gains that have been achieved during the past decade, and have contributed to an increase in the numbers of large egg-bearing Atlantic salmon in North American rivers, are now in jeopardy. “Gill net fisheries for salmon at...

2014-05-26 23:00:32

Following a recent international workshop on closed containment, Bill Taylor, President of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, comments on the benefits of using land based, closed-containment technology to grow Atlantic salmon. St. Andrews, N.B. (PRWEB) May 26, 2014 Why is a conservation organization involved in farming Atlantic salmon? It’s all part of the Atlantic Salmon Federation’s (ASF) mission to conserve wild Atlantic salmon and the health of their environment by separating them...

2014-05-22 23:01:14

Jim Lawley was presented the Happy Fraser Award at the Board of Directors meetings held at the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. St. Andrews, New Brunswick (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) presented James Lawley with the organization’s highest honor at the Board of Directors meetings in St. Andrews, N.B. today. The award has been presented annually since 1975 in memory of T.B. “Happy” Fraser to an individual who has made outstanding, long-term...

2014-04-30 23:04:54

Land based, closed-containment raised Atlantic salmon are proven to be grown free of disease such as Infectious Salmon Anemia and sea lice--conditions which often plague the open net pen aquaculture industry. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Scientists and industry experts from Canada, the United States, and Europe gathered at the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) in Chamcook, New Brunswick this week to discuss the latest technology and operation of land based, closed-containment...

2014-04-25 23:03:08

The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) and The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute (TCFFI) are jointly hosting an international land-based, closed-containment aquaculture workshop on April 29-30 in Chamcook, New Brunswick. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 SUBJECT: The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) and The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute (TCFFI), are jointly hosting an international land-based, closed-containment aquaculture workshop on April 29-30 in Chamcook, New...

2014-03-31 23:26:01

A Nova Scotia company is making exciting advances in tag and receiver technology used with fish tracking. A longer battery life and smaller tag size will lead to more efficient tracking of wild Atlantic salmon. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) welcomed several biologists from Maine, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island recently to a demonstration and training workshop regarding the use of acoustic telemetry for tracking fish. Representatives...

2014-02-28 23:20:47

The numbers are concerning for grilse, adult salmon that spend only one winter at sea before returning to spawn. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Quebec has just released the latest numbers from the 2013 season for returns of wild Atlantic salmon of interest to anglers from both the United States and Canada who fly fish for salmon in famous Quebec rivers like the Grand Cascapedia, Matapedia, and Bonaventure. While the numbers look promising for large salmon, they aren’t as...

2014-02-26 23:02:23

Funds raised from the dinner and auction will be used for conservation and restoration projects in Maine. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) will raise funding next month for important conservation and restoration work in Maine. A fundraising dinner that includes silent and live auctions and a raffle is scheduled for March 15 at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport. The occasion will provide an opportunity to highlight some program successes such...

2014-01-31 23:03:25

Conference Slated to be Held April 29-30 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick St. Andrews, New Brunswick (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) and The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute (TCFFI) will jointly host an Atlantic Salmon Closed-Containment Workshop on April 29 and 30 at ASF’s headquarters near St. Andrews, NB. It’s the second such conference held at ASF that brings participants together to hear presentations and discuss the technology and operation of...


Latest Atlantic salmon Reference Libraries

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2005-06-02 09:22:27

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar, from the Latin words "Salmo" meaning salmon, and "salar" meaning "leaper") is a species of fish in the Salmonidae found in the northern Atlantic Ocean and in rivers that flow into the Atlantic. It breeds in the rivers of Western Europe from northern Portugal north to arctic Norway, Iceland, Greenland, and the east coast of North America from Connecticut in the United States north to northern Labrador in arctic Canada. At sea, it is found mainly in the waters...

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2005-06-02 08:18:08

Salmon is the common name for several species of fish of the Salmonidae family "“ although several other fishes in the family are called trout. Salmon live in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Salmon are anadromous: they are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce. Folklore has it that the fish return to the exact spot where they were born to spawn and modern research shows that usually at least 90% of the fish spawning in a stream were born...

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