CARP looking for anglers' help

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Project needs local fishers to share their knowledge

Clean Annapolis River Project (CARP) is hoping to work with anglers who have fished the Nictaux River to ensure that local historical knowledge is documented. This information will then be used when developing future projects that aim to restore waterways within the Annapolis River watershed.

Recreational angling and hunting are passions that often largely define the individuals who undertake them. Countless hours spent travelling Nova Scotia’s forests, streams, and rivers allow hunters and anglers to develop an intimate knowledge of the environment that surrounds them.

Recreational anglers are often the best sources of information when it comes to knowing what species a stream is home to, where the most important areas for spawning are, and when you might expect to find fish. They are also the people who have witnessed how the landscape has changed over time.

As valuable as this type of knowledge is, it is often forgotten when it comes to scientific research or management planning. CARP hopes to preserve that knowledge.

Anglers are invited to share their experiences with CARP either by filling out an online survey at or by meeting with staff to discuss their past or present experience.

If interested in providing further input, please contact CARP’s Fish Habitat Technician, Lindsey Freeman, by phone at (902)-532-7533 or by emailing

For more information about CARP and its activities, please visit

Geographic location: Annapolis River, Nova Scotia, Nictaux River

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