Since 1953  the Miramichi Salmon Association (MSA) has worked toward the preservation and enhancement of the wild Atlantic salmon. MSA continues to look to build its membership strength, so we encourage you, if not already a member, to please join our ranks.  Join us Now
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Vol. 27 Februaryy 2019
MSA Boston Dinner a Success!
On Saturday February 2 nd , 2019 the Miramichi Salmon Association-US held its 65 th fundraising dinner at the Marriott in Burlington MA. This year, the event moved away from a traditional honouree and instead honoured the International Year of the Salmon. The focus of the International Year of the Salmon is on salmon restoration and recovery efforts – issues that are important to MSA members and vital to the well-being of Atlantic salmon populations.
The Boston dinner committee once again did a wonderful job organizing the event and the evening was full of fun raffles, delicious food and lively conversations. It concluded with a live auction that featured fishing trips, works of art and various other items of interest to our members and supporters. As a special treat, dinner this year was followed by a heartfelt and emotional speech by MSA-US president Andy Dumaine. His speech truly struck a chord with dinner attendees and culminated in a standing ovation for Andy and his thoughtful words of inspiration. Although the final fundraising dollar amounts are still being calculated, it looks as if a significant sum of money was raised to support salmon conservation in the Miramichi watershed.  

Please join us for....
The 21st Annual NSPA/MSA fundraising dinner honouring Ashley Hallihan
This year the Northumberland Salmon Protection Association and Miramichi Salmon Association will be holding their 21 st annual joint fundraising dinner on March 28 th , 2019 at the Rodd Hotel in Miramichi. The evening is sure to be a great time and will feature a delicious meal, raffles, a silent and live auction. Tickets to the event are $50 per person or $500 for a sponsor table and can be acquired by contacting Nola at 506-622-4000 or by emailing or you can click the link below.
See you there!

Hatchery Update

On Wednesday February 13th, 2019 the Miramichi area was hit with yet another major winter storm. The combination of high winds and heavy snowfall culminated in the collapse of the smaller of the two arch span buildings located at the MSA hatchery in South Esk, NB. Fortunately no one was hurt during the incident.

Despite this unfortunate setback, the hatchery remains fully functional. Sadly however, a portion of the smolts collected last spring as part of CAST's Smolt to Adult supplementation program were lost. Thanks to the hard work of staff, a significant water line break was quickly contained ensuring water flow and oxygen levels were, and continue to be, maintained in the larger arch span building where all of the adult SAS fish are being held. Hatchery operation remain fully functional despite this setback.

We will be keeping you updated as we manage through this unfortunate event.

Reminder - NB Crown Reserve Application deadline is March 1st

 New Brunswick's Crown Reserve system is a limited entry fishery, whereby angling opportunities on prime salmon and brook trout angling waters are allocated on a rod-per-day basis. There are three types of Crown Reserves: Regular, Daily and Live Release. For more information click the link below.

Upcoming MSA Events You Don't Want to Miss

NB Sportsman Show at the Moncton Coliseum Complex- March 29-31, 2019

Sipping Suds for Atlantic Salmon - April 3rd, 2019 - 6pm-9pm at the Filson Store -Boston Seaport - for more information click - HERE

23rd Annual Icebreaker Dinner - April 27th, 2019, Woodsman Museum - Boisetown, NB

18th Annual "Freeman Dunnett" Dinner- May 23rd, 2019 - Crown Plaza, Moncton

Still not a member of the Miramichi Salmon Association?
  Membership in the MSA is the perfect way to express your passion and support for the Miramichi River, for the Atlantic salmon who make it their home, and for the vital work being done by the MSA to protect and conserve both for today and tomorrow!
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