Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

Atlantic Salmon Classroom Hatchery ProgramAtlantic Salmon Classroom Hatchery Program
$84,000 - March 26, 2008

Over 1,000 students have now had the opportunity to participate in the hatchery program, which involves observation of the development of the eggs, and participation in “release days”, where fry are released into streams targeted for restoration.

 

Atlantic Salmon was wiped out of Lake Ontario before 1900 by damming of spawning streams and overfishing, but a new initiative by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters re-populates and restores Lake Ontario’s population of this popular fish species.The Lake Ontario Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program’s wildly popular classroom hatchery program adds almost a thousand new junior aquaculturists thanks to this funding. The grant for the 2008–09 school year directly funds 30 new classroom hatcheries in Greenbelt-area and urban schools, and allows for the ongoing expansion of the program through the hiring of an Education Coordinator.

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