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Miramichi smallmouth project will not proceed

Members of the Working Group on Smallmouth Bass Eradication in the Miramichi made a unanimous decision following an unsuccessful request for the Province of New Brunswick to become proponent, and multiple catches of smallmouth bass outside the project area this year.


Eradication Project commences

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August 17th 2022 Statement from the Working Group: Cottage owners withdraw injunction motion against North Shore Micmac District Council


August 10th 2022 Statement from the Working Group


March 29, 2022 Mayors, councillors, pass motions of support for critical conservation project

Press Release: Miramichi Smallmouth Project Delayed

September 22, 2021 Partners decide to press pause until 2022.

Press Release: Conservation partners prepared to eradicate invasive smallmouth bass

August 4, 2021 Project critical to halt invasion of Miramichi watershed, one of the world's most productive Atlantic salmon ecosystems.

Press Release: Smallmouth awareness campaign launched

July 8, 2021 Posters are going up throughout the Miramichi watershed helping people to identify smallmouth and instructing them to keep any they catch and report findings to DFO.

Notice: Navigable Waters Application

June 14, 2021 The Working Group is giving notice of a 30-day public comment period regarding a temporary fish migration barrier under the Canadian Navigable Waters Protection Act.

Statement: Federal Authorization

June 10, 2021 On June 10, 2021, the Working Group received signed authorization from Fisheries and Oceans Canada to use an approved rotenone product to eradicate smallmouth bass in a section of the Miramichi watershed.

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