Our Friends at Fort Folly Habitat Recovery (FFHR) have been monitoring & collecting salmon smolt from the Petitcodiac river for the last few years in an effort to save a portion of these fish from dying in the Bay of Fundy. FFHR are involved in an innovative collaboration that sees smolt captured from the river raised to maturity in their own conservation sea pens in the Bay of Fundy. You can read more about it here: Petitcodiac Salmon Smolt Run Underway.
MCG Research and Education Assistant, Alyx MacDonald, is currently working with FFHR on their monitoring efforts. Alyx will be spending the next several weeks at the Big Salmon River Smolt wheel. Stay tuned for more news from the wheel.