Over the past few decades many people, Mi’kmaq and other fishers as well as biologists have voiced concerns about dwindling numbers of the Atlantic salmon in Eastern Canada.

In most Nova Scotia rivers the numbers of returning salmon have dropped, and in some rivers disappeared entirely. In the inner Bay of Fundy region salmon has been declared endangered.

Mi’kma’ki All Points Services (MAPS) is conducting research to find out what we can do to protect existing salmon stocks and, with the involvement of Mi’kmaq community members, work on projects to help them recover in streams where they once used to be plentiful and numbers have been dwindling.

Salmon have always been, and still are, an important species to the Mi’kmaq.

To many, they are an important food resource. But they are also culturally important to the Mi’kmaq for their social uses in feast and sharing, t ...

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