Abegweit Biodiversity Enhancement Hatchery PEI Wild Fish Stocking Program

Successful Applicant:

Abegweit Biodiversity Enhancement Hatchery


Award:

$25,290


Project Title:

Abegweit Biodiversity Enhancement Hatchery PEI Wild Fish Stocking Program


Project Summary:

To provide native wild Atlantic Salmon and Brook Trout for Provincially selected stocking of PEI rivers and ponds, and to ensure that there is a supply of fish for stocking in the event of a fish kill.


This project has a direct benefit to wildlife populations in rivers that have experienced fish kills due to pesticide runoff. These rivers can be restocked/repopulated immediately instead of taking years to re-establish.


Fish not required for fish kill remediation are used to supplement existing salmon and brook trout populations in four popular island angling river systems: Brudenell, Morell, Trout River Coleman, and Drunk/Wilmot.


Approximately 4,000 derby sized fish are released each fall in a number of ponds across the province for recreational fishing opportunities.

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