Oct 29, 2019
We welcome Bill Taylor – President & CEO of the world
renowned conservation organization – Atlantic Salmon Federation.
Est. in 1948 – the Federation is dedicated to the
conservation, protection and restoration of wild Atlantic salmon
and the ecosystems on which their well being and survival
In 2011, the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) commissioned a report to calculate the economic impact for Atlantic Salmon in eastern Canada. The results presented $255 million annually – and supported 4000 jobs. Relating to the success of project one article explained “in our political climate, money talks, and government tends to invest in industries that provide economic benefits and jobs to communities.”
In our 45 minute discussion we cover many areas of interest for fishermen, eaters and environmentalists. You'll hear how ASF is a world-leading science and advocacy organization that has long-since been dedicated to conserving and restoring wild Atlantic salmon. You’ll learn how the ASF seeks to expand upon current programs, and explore improving farming practices of salmon to benefit diverse stakeholders – including open run fish.
Just last year Bill and his international team brokered a very important deal to preserve the sanctity of salmon in the wild. A landmark, 12-year agreement with Greenland Fisherman to suspend the commercial harvest of Salmon, and limit the quota to 20 ton subsistence quota. This deal saves thousands of virile adult salmon every year.
Co-hosting the episode is Aaron’s father, Byron Niederhelman. With an undergrad in biology, and a Masters from Northeastern University – Byron taught Biology and Earth Science for 19 years. For 13 year more he was the Principal of ConVal High School in Peterborough, NH. Byron is an avid sportsman who for the past 25 years has been a busy traveler in search of the world’s best fishing spots.
Are salmon truly the canary-in-the-coal-mine? Is their demise an accurate reflection of the health of our waterways and marine environments? If we want to preserve the natural migratory paths of animals – why not start with this iconic keystone species? Could cleaning up farming practices establish cash-flow to invest back into the natural environment for natural cousins? We answer these questions and more on episode 92 of Sourcing Matters.
- Background in Biology
- Former Educator & Principal
- Avid Traveler & Fisherman
With an undergrad in Biology, a Masters from Northeastern University, Byron Niederhelman taught Biology and Earth Science for 19 years, and was for 13 years the Principal of the ConVal High School in Peterborough, NH. Byron is an avid sportsman, and for the last 25 years he’s been a busy traveler in search of the world’s best fishing spots.