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New Brunswick Invasives - You can help!

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For more than a century anglers have considered it normal to drop the species they want to fish in new waters. European Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Chain Pickerel - they have all been added to our lakes and rivers. We now realize the cost to all of us is high.

Learn how to identify each of the major invasive species of concern in our streams, lakes and rivers. Then report sightings immediately to authorities.


Each species has its own impacts, and in differing parts of the province. Smallmouth bass are a great hazard in the Miramichi at this time. Chain Pickerel may be a major issue in the Magaguadavic system. And both Rainbow Trout and Farmed Atlantic salmon are entering rivers that exit to the Bay of Fundy.

Check out the species in the navigation bar at left - and click on the species of interest


The Bottom Line

Every individual caring for a river needs to recognize invasive species that may impact, or even destroy, the natural balance, the economic and cultural heritage and the personal joy we associate with our rivers and lakes.

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