Crime of the week: Inner Bay Atlantic salmon
Fundy National Park and its partners are again releasing hundreds of wild, endangered inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon to their native rivers to spawn.
Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon are protected under the species at risk act. To help ensure the protection of the Atlantic salmon during their fresh water life stage, local law enforcement agencies are working together as part of the Atlantic salmon law enforcement coalition. This coalition has increased joint patrols and surveillance on Bay of Fundy Rivers, especially those in which there are active recovery efforts.
Fines for individuals harming, catching or harassing this endangered species range up to $250,000.00 with a possibility for imprisonment.
If you have any information concerning salmon related crimes and wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by texting TIP212 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637), or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.