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Goodyear’s Dam Salmon Transfer

In the spring of 2015 unusually high water and heavy ice on the Exploits River caused a breach in both ends of Goodyear’s Dam rendering its fishways inoperable. As a result, salmon could not utilize the fishways to migrate and access habitat beyond the dam.

Duck Pond Mine Fish Habitat Compensation Program

The Duck Pond Mine Fish Habitat Compensation Program came about in 2005 through loss of productive fish habitat within the Harpoon Brook watershed in central Newfoundland by the approval of a copper-zinc mining project operated by Teck Resources Limited.

Restoration/Enhancement, Education, & Research Work Obstruction Removal

In the mid 1900’s sections of the Exploits River watershed were channelized and dammed to facilitate log driving for the pulp and paper industry. The practice of channelization stopped in 1953, but many of the dams and water control structures remained.

Salmon Reintroduction

From 2012 to 2018 ERMA supplied eggs from Exploits River salmon to reintroduce salmon to the Rennie’s and Virginia River systems in St. John’s. Eggs were shipped to St. John’s, where they were fertilized and transplanted in instream incubators within the Rennie’s River and Virginia River systems.

Research & Education

Over the years ERMA has partnered in various education, monitoring and research projects related to Atlantic salmon and its complex life history. Learn more about this work and browse the articles that are based on research from our region.

Exploits River Creel Census

ERMA team members conducted a creel census on the main stem of the Exploit’s River during the 2020 summer Atlantic salmon angling season.

Rattling Brook Creel Census

Thanks to funding support from Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation ERMA team members will be conducting a creel census for the 2021 winter angling seasons within the Rattling Brook watershed.

Aquatics Connectivity Assessment Project

In working with DFO’s Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program/Ecosystem Management Branch ERMA team members conducted field work in fall 2019 and 2020 to assess culverts to ensure connectivity for salmonids in the central Newfoundland area.

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