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The Margaree Salmon Association

The Margaree Salmon Association, established in 1982, is a volunteer, non-profit organization, dedicated to the conservation, protection and enhancement of Atlantic salmon and trout and their habitat.

Since its founding, the Margaree Salmon Association has established itself as the voice for the salmon resource and salmon conservation on the Margaree River, including being a lobbying force on behalf of the Margaree Fish Hatchery.

An affiliate of the Atlantic Salmon Federation and the Nova Scotia Salmon Association, the MSA has been an active participant in the Regional Fisheries Advisory Committee, the Zonal Management Advisory Committee the Cape Breton Sports Fishing Advisory Committee, and was involved in the nomination and eventual designation of the Margaree River- Lake Ainslie System as a Canadian Heritage River.

Much of the Association’s efforts have centered around habitat restoration and repair, through armour rock bank stabilization programs and the construction of flow diverters and tree revetments, and has been carried out in partnership with a variety of government agencies and the NS Adopt-A-Stream Program, administered by the NS Salmon Association.

Due to the support of our membership, the river and its salmon resource have taken on a spiritual life of their own. Both yearly and occasional visitors, having come under the spell of the river, have felt compelled to do what they can, to preserve the river and its salmon, by whatever means they are able, whether physically or financially.

To these people, without whom we would not have accomplished what we have, thank you.

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