On November 15, 2018, the Maliseet Nation Conservation Council along with Fisheries and Oceans Canada hosted the Eastern Canadian Launch of the
International Year of the Salmon
(IYS) in Saint John, NB. The event was attended by a variety of public and private agencies, conservation organizations (including the MSA), Indigenous communities, and academics involved in the conservation and research of wild Atlantic salmon.
The IYS is an international initiative developed by the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC), the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) and other partners. With environmental change and human impacts across the Northern Hemisphere placing salmon at risk, the IYS aims to bring people together to share and develop knowledge more effectively, raise awareness and take action - the overall theme of the IYS is: “
Salmon and People in a Changing World”.
2019 is the focal year of the IYS, with research and outreach continuing through to 2022.