The Salmon Barrier is part of the Jacquet River Salmon Restoration Project, a program initially implemented by the New Brunswick Provincial government to help restore the salmon population in the Jacquet River following a decline.
As the salmon return to spawn, the barrier allows smaller fish to pass through, but spawning salmon are held back. Once the best time comes, usually in mid-fall, the salmon are released upstream and allowed to continue to spawn. During the period that the salmon are held, there are approximately eight workers who measure and record data from the salmon to track size and return rates. During the 18-20 week period of the program, workers monitor the site 24 hours a day.
The Jacquet River Salmon Barrier provides a great opportunity for family, friends and visitors to enjoy this wonderful experience!