Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Salmon Museum in New Brunswick, Canada

Salmon MuseumWhenever I find special places, offline and online, I try and share them. This is the Salmon Museum outside of Miramichi, NB, Canada (salmon country). They just started a new program to allow families, scholls and companies to adopt a baby salmon (a "parr"). You can visit the museum and net your own "parr", name it and transfer it ot the adjoining tank for Ca$15. This includes a picture and an adoption certificate. You can have them net one for you, if you aren't there in person. (Tell them to grab the shiny spotted green one I couldn't catch :-)). The netted "parrs" will then be released into the river when old enough and hopefully survive to travel around the world and back.
Only 1 in 100 survives. So this conservation project is crucial.
In New Brunswick, some of the top salmon fishing lodges in the world and fishing camps teach VIPs and families alike to fish wild salmon. They use a fish and release program that allows you the challenge of fishing wild salmon, but saves their lives, allowing them to grow and thrive on the Miramichi Rivers and world oceans.
Got a spare Ca$15? You can adopt them online. Got a spare Ca$45? You can adopt three and get one free.
If you can, visit the salmon musuem. If you can't make it there, support salmon conservation and give your kids a chance ot learn about ecology, sealife preservation and sporting all at once.
I adopted 4.

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