Record number of wild Atlantic salmon released into rivers of Fundy National Park

The New Brunswick government says a record number of wild adult Atlantic salmon have been released into the rivers of Fundy National Park.

It says nearly 1,000 salmon were released Thursday to help the Bay of Fundy's wild salmon population rebound.

The Fundy Salmon Recovery project is a partnership between First Nations, the aquaculture industry and the federal and provincial governments.

Atlantic salmon once thrived in the inner Bay of Fundy but are now listed as endangered and protected under the Species at Risk Act.