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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 introduction of an invasive species will have unpredictable consequences. Reduced biological diversity sends ripples of decline throughout an ecosystem.

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