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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Federal Money To Facilitate Fish Travel

$15,000 from the Feds means the Atlantic Coastal Action Program can fix up at a dam at Ashburn Lake facilitating fish travel.

Tim Vickers of ACAP Saint John tells CHSJ News some of the funding will be used to replace a historic dam where Ashburn Lake meets Ashburn Creek.

He tells us over time the dam has washed out and it gets filled in with large rocks preventing the fish from getting through.

A new dam will include a fish ladder that allows them come in and out of Ashburn Lake while the water levels are maintained.

Saint John MP Rodney Weston making the funding announcement this morning on behalf Fisheries Minister Gail Shea at the Glen Carpenter Centre.