The Atlantic Salmon Egg Rearing Program (ASERP) is a cooperative environmental education program designed to promote an understanding of fisheries restoration and management and hands-on watershed stewardship through experiential learning in the classroom.
The Program, initiated in Massachusetts in 1997 by Trout Unlimited, parallels similar initiatives in NH, CT and VT. Students hatch and raise young Atlantic Salmon in the classroom and later release the fish in streams within their community. This interdisciplinary project empowers student responsibility for their own natural environment.
The Atlantic Salmon Egg Rearing Program flier (Adobe Acrobat 5.0) provides a brief introduction to the program and can be used to solicit funds to pay for required equipment, materials and field trips.
You will need Adobe Reader software to open this document. If you do not have this software, you may obtain it free of charge by following this link.
We also suggest that you copy this flier and provide it to students as a take-home in October. The flier will help increase awareness among parents about this program in your classroom.
Connecticut River Coordinator's Office
103 East Plumtree Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
Phone: 413- 548-9138
Deaf/Hard of Hearing individuals may reach the Connecticut River Coordinator's Office through the Massachusetts Relay Service at 1-800-439-2370 (TTY / ASCII) or 1-800-439-0183 (voice).
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is an agency of the Department of the Interior. Our mission is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.