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Press Release: Miramichi communities support smallmouth eradication

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.


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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.


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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. READ THE FULL RELEASE HERE

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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.  READ THE FULL NOTICE HERE

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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. READ THE FULL STATEMENT HERE


Statement: EIA release decision

May 14, 2021

On May 11, 2021, the Working Group was informed that the proposal to eradicate invasive smallmouth bass from the Miramichi watershed was released from further environmental assessment by the Province of New Brunswick. READ THE FULL STATEMENT HERE

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Call for volunteers

May 6, 2021

The Working Group is seeking volunteers to join our smallmouth bass eradication campaign during the summer and fall of 2021. GET THE DETAILS AND SIGN UP HERE


Elements of Eradication

December 21, 2020

This blog breaks down the major elements of the plan to eradicate invasive smallmouth bass from the Miramichi watershed, including application, deactivation, and mitigation measures. READ THE FULL POST HERE