Minister of Fisheries and Oceans


PETITION TO, the Government of Canada.

We, the undersigned concerned citizens of Canada draw the attention of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans to the following:


1. The Avon River Causeway, in Windsor NS, was constructed in 1968 without proper fish passageway, and to this day impedes the migrations of fishes, including ‘Species At Risk’ the Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon and the American Eel.

2. Upcoming construction plans by the Nova Scotia, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) call for a new bridge to span the remaining channel through which this river now flows, and where restoration of ‘proper’ fish passage could most readily be accomplished.

3. Also considering the precedent for restoring fish passage, one that is well demonstrated and proven on the Petitcodiac River, New Brunswick, we consider the opening of such barriers to free-tidal-flow for fish migrations as the right thing to do.

THEREFORE, prior to any construction of the # 101 Highway Bridge over the Avon River, we ask the Minister of Fisheries to please call for the restoration of ‘proper’ fish passageway at the Avon River causeway (Windsor, NS), which in turn will allow recovery to our Endangered Wild Atlantic Salmon, the COSWIC listed American Eel, other species and their critical habitats.

The Save the Endangered Wild Atlantic Salmon of the Avon River, NS petition to Minister of Fisheries and Oceans was written by James Burgess and is in the category Government at GoPetition.