Federal funding for freshwater habitat research projects
The Federal Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Bernadette Jordan announced $805,999 over the next three years in funding for three freshwater habitat research projects.
The funding will support research focused on studying the relationships between environmental impacts and freshwater fish and fish habitat.
The Canadian Wildlife Federation received $303,038 in funding to support a project to develop and build a national aquatic barriers database that identifies and maps barriers to fish, such as weirs and dams.
The Salmon Watersheds Lab at Simon Fraser University received $299,961 to study the impact of cumulative stressors on salmon in British Columbia.
Additionally, the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New Brunswick received $203,000 to evaluate fish behaviour in relation to passage and to develop a practical geographic information system tool that maps fish access to streams across landscapes.