Week 1: July 2nd - 5th

 From left to right: CRSA President & avid fisherman  René Aucoin, Antoine Aucoin, Jeremy Camus and Kyle Lefort fishing on the Chéticamp river.

From left to right: CRSA President & avid fisherman 

René Aucoin, Antoine Aucoin, Jeremy Camus and Kyle Lefort fishing on the Chéticamp river.

Week 1: July 2nd – July 5th was a very exciting first week for the Chéticamp River Salmon Association as they welcomed three new summer students. The group spent Tuesday as an orientation day; several projects that would be taking place during the summer were introduced and the summer students learned the basics of salmon habitat restoration and monitoring. The group also started a NSCSA safety course. Wednesday, the group travelled to Chance Pool, along the salmon pool trail, to see and even try some salmon fishing first hand. In the afternoon the group completed their NSCSA safety course and continued to discuss and learn methods and techniques related to the installation and maintenance of structures involved in the projects taking place during the summer. Thursday, the group travelled to Mabou to take part in a training session put on by Adopt-a-Stream. They spent the morning learning about the theory of habitat restoration and how to properly install structures such as digger logs, cribs and reflectors, and in the afternoon, the group travelled to a stream just outside Mabou and got hands-on digger log installation experience. Friday morning, the group travelled to the Margaree Hatchery where they investigated habitat restoration techniques and learned about salmon reproduction and the salmon’s life cycle.

 Kyle Lefort works on a digger log while at a river restoration workshop in Mabou. 

Kyle Lefort works on a digger log while at a river restoration workshop in Mabou. 

 Antoine Aucoin works on a digger log while at a river restoration workshop in Mabou. 

Antoine Aucoin works on a digger log while at a river restoration workshop in Mabou.