Residence Description

Residence statement for the Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar), inner Bay of Fundy population

A spawning redd is a residence for Atlantic Salmon, inner Bay of Fundy population (iBoF Salmon). The redd has the structural form and function of a nest and is used for salmon egg incubation, hatching, and the early rearing of hatchlings (alevins). One redd can contain hundreds to several thousands of eggs from a single female salmon. The female salmon constructs the redd during spawning and invests energy in its creation. A redd is typically occupied from October until late June.


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