The Role of Stream Fertilization in the Recovery of Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon Populations

This study will gather baseline information on limiting nutrients, current productivity levels and food web structure in two study systems within Fundy National Park as well as other comparative sites within the province, with the intention of applying this knowledge in a follow up study wherein nutrients are added to the stream. This, in turn, will show that fish productivity (i.e. salmon turnover and, ultimately, smolt output) of IBF rivers is limited by algal and invertebrate productivity and show whether stream fertilization can increase salmon productivity in Inner Bay of Fundy rivers.

Katrina Chu
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Richard Cunjak
New Brunswick