Newsletters

CRSA’s newsletters are available online in PDF format. To download, just click on the name of the newsletter.

Fall 2017

  • 42nd Annual Dinner January 13, 2018
  • Guest Sporting Artist Gene Bahr
  • NASCO 2017 Meeting Update
  • Low Water Techniques for Broodstock Salmon
  • Dick Bell to Retire after 21 years as Chairman of Salmon-in-Schools Program
  • Stocking Day 2017 Catherine McGee Middle School
  • Deb Costolnick Elected CRSA Director
  • Highlights from 2017 Dinner and Auction

Winter 2016

  • Flies for Broodstock Atlantic Salmon Fishing: Part II, Tube Flies
  • West Greenland Fishery Major Focus of 2016 NASCO Meeting
  • Teachers, Schools, Volunteers Honored with CRSA 2016 Awards
  • Why Can’t Waders Get Any Respect?
  • The Salmon-in-Schools Program: Chilling Out in 2017
  • A Salmon-in-Schools Vo-Tech First
  • Bill Elliott: Coming Full Circle

Winter 2015

  • Kensington Hatchery Funding Restored to State Budget
  • About Guest Artist James Prosek’s Latest Work
  • CRSA is now on Instagram!
  • Greenland Fishery Focus of 2015 Annual NASCO Meeting
  • Bob Jones Honored with 2015 CRSA President’s Award
  • Putting the CRSA Dinner Prize to Work: Salmon Fishing in New Brunswick
  • DEEP biologists document first wild salmon spawning sites since 1991!
  • Smith STEM Joins Salmon-in-Schools
  • Salmon-in-Schools Awards
  • Flies for Broodstock Atlantic Salmon Fishing: Part I, Conventional Flies
  • ASF River Notes
  • Annual Meeting to Precede Dinner
  • When People Care, A Community Can Restore a Salmon Stream

Fall 2014

  • NASCO: Summary of 2014 Session
  • Chrosniak Elected New President of Connecticut River Salmon Association
  • Maine’s Saco River Atlantic Salmon Restoration
  • Introduction to Connecticut Broodstock Atlantic Salmon Fishing
  • Kensington State Fish Hatchery Tour
  • Salmon-in-Schools 2014 Teachers Orientation Oct. 10
  • Teachers Egan and Reed, Waterford High School Win CRSA Education Awards
  • Salmon-in-Schools 2014-2015 Data Requirements
  • New CRSA Directors Elected
  • A Surprised Salmon!
  • New CRSA Website Launches!

Winter 2013-2014

  • Transitioning to the Atlantic Salmon Legacy Program
  • Merrimack River Atlantic Salmon Restoration to End
  • CRASC Technical Committee: Extracts from the 11/13 Report
  • House Majority Leader Aresimowicz to Receive CRSA President’s Award
  • Important Changes Coming in 2014 Stocking Guide
  • Senator Bye Attends Conard Salmon-in-Schools Start-up
  • Teacher’s Orientation Attended by New and Veteran Teachers
  • Bennet Sets New Record with 7 Tanks!
  • The “Secret Life of Salmon” Symposium
  • Kendall Appointed CRSA Website Director
  • CRSA Dinner to Feature ASF’s John Burrows on Maine’s Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program
  • Support Our Friends
  • Consider Donating Goods for CRSA Dinner Auction
  • Thank You to our Donors and Contributors
  • Meet Guest Artist Charles McCaughtry

Summer 2013

  • An Atlantic Salmon Legacy Program
  • Appropriations Committee Votes to Keep Kensington for Two Years
  • A Brief History of Atlantic Salmon Restoration in the Connecticut River
  • CRSA Honors Long-Time Supporters Rhode Island’s Sullivan Honored with CRSA Education Award
  • 15-Year Service Award Goes to Beecher Road School
  • Connecticut General Assembly Honors CRSA
  • Great News for Teachers and Liaisons!
  • 2013 Election of Directors and Officers
  • Thank You to our Donors and Contributors
  • A Surprise for the United States at 2013 NASCO Meeting

Fall 2012

  • Where Do We Go From Here? … Revisited – A Summary of the Serious Issues Facing the Salmon Restoration Program Today
  • You Can Help Your Schools!
  • Review of the 2012 Annual NASCO Meeting (June 5–8, 2012)
  • Two Honored with CRSA Awards Ruestow Receives President’s Award
  • Wolter Honored with Service Award
  • THANK YOU to our 2011 Individual & Business Donors
  • Two Teacher Orientations Scheduled for October 2012
  • IMPORTANT REMINDER for Connecticut Teachers: Eggs Are Coming Mid-December
  • Operating Notes: Eggs and Chillers
  • Salmon-in-Schools Part of Groundbreaking Class at St. Joseph University
  • CRSA Teachers To Be Offered CEUs for Salmon-in-Schools Workshops
  • Extracts from the July 2012 Report of the CRASC Technical Committee

Winter 2011

  • A Look Back at 2011: ‘Interesting Year’ Featured Both Good, Bad News
  • International Conference on Salmon at Sea Held in France
  • NEWS from the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission William Hyatt of DEEP Elected New Chairman of CRASC
  • Leonard Gerardi New CRASC Tech Committee Member from Vermont
  • New Longevity Service Awards Introduced for CRSA Teachers and Schools
  • CEU’s Now Offered for CRSA Teachers Who Attend Orientation
  • R2Sea Pairings Nearly Complete
  • Salmon-in-Schools 2011 – 2012: Off to Another Successful Start!
  • Report of the Atlantic Salmon Federation (Meetings of Nov. 8–10, 2011)
  • Harold Gorman Elected President of the Western New England Council

Summer 2011

  • CRSA Honored with National Wildlife Federation’s Prestigious Conservation Achievement Award
  • Where Do We Go From Here?
  • NASCO Holds Annual Meeting in Greenland
  • Tom Chrosniak Named New Dinner Chairman
  • THANK YOU to our 2011 Individual & Business Donors
  • CRSA Gives Education, Service Awards
  • VT’s McMenemy Retire
  • Commissioner Esty and Hartford’s Breakthrough Magnet Schools
  • River to the Sea Returns for 2011-2012!
  • Teacher Orientation October 26

Winter 2010-2011

  • James Prosek to Headline CRSA 35th Annual Dinner
  • Atlantic Salmon Continues to Face Threats and Risks
  • Report of the Salmon Studies Subcommittee at the CRASC Technical Committee Meeting of November 15, 2010
  • 2010 CRSA Salmon-in-Schools Program Update
  • CRSA’s Salmon-in-Schools and State Curriculum Standards
  • Liaisons Key to CRSA Program Succes
  • Report of the Atlantic Salmon Federation Meeting of Nov. 9-11, 2010

Summer 2010

  • A Response to the Critics
  • 2010 Dinner Donors
  • NASCO Holds Annual Meeting in Quebec City
  • Extracts from the June 2010 Report of the CRASC Technical Committee
  • “School Days” (Salmon-in-Schools Program)
  • Report of the Atlantic Salmon Federation (Meetings of May 26-28, 2010)
  • CRSA Honors the Berkshire National Fish Hatchery Foundation
  • CRSA Honors Jan Rowan, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Harold Gorman Elected to CRSA Board
  • Bell Receives ASF “Roll of Honor”

Winter 2009-2010

  • Atlantic Salmon vs. American Shad (and Other Fallacies)
  • Atlantic Salmon Federation Report
  • CRSA Salmon-in-Schools Program Marks 15th Year
  • Sprankle Named New CRASC Coordinator
  • Richard Bell Honored at 2009 CRSA Dinner
  • Meet the Scientists: Matthew A. Carpenter, New Hampshire
  • CRSA Board Welcomes Three New Directors
  • 2009 Dinner Donors and Contributors
  • NASCO Sets New Multi-Annual Harvest Measures for West Greenland

Winter 2008-2009

  • CRSA Education, Service Awards to be Presented at 2009 Dinner DEP’s Gephard to Receive Education Award
  • Tripps’ Tributary Mill Conservancy Gets Service Award
  • Atlantic Salmon Federation Report: A Note of Optimism in the Air
  • 12 New Schools Join CRSA Salmon-in-Schools Program in 2008
  • CRSA Salmon-in-Schools Program Welcomes New Liaison, New Chiller
  • Fishing the Salmon Rivers of Iceland and Russia: Salmon Angler Richard Shackleton to Address CRSA Dinner January 31
  • Vermont Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Wayne Laroche Elected Chairman of CRASC
  • Atlantic Salmon Restoration in Maine

Summer 2008

  • USFWS Renovates Cronin Hatchery to Benefit Atlantic Salmon
  • Spain Hosts 2008 NASCO Meeting
  • More Interesting Numbers…
  • Congressmen Joe Courtney, Chris Murphy Take Part in Spring Stockouts Courtney Joins Stockout at Eightmile River
  • Murphy Attends Farmington River Stockout with Students from Cheshire Schools
  • 2008 CRSA Orientation Set for November 8 at Northeast Utilities
  • Put a feather in your cap and eggs in your tank … become a CRSA liaison!
  • Growing by Leaps and Bounds: Atlantic Salmon in the Classroom
  • Didmyo: What YOU Can Do To Prevent The Spread of This Alarming New Visitor!
  • Donors and Contributors to the CRSA 2008 Dinner and Auction
  • Extracts from the April 2008 Report of the CRASC Technical Committee
  • Atlantic Salmon Federation Report

Winter 2007

  • IPN Round at Federal Salmon Station
  • NASCO Announces 5.5 Million(euros) for Salmon Research
  • Summary Report from November 2007 ASF Board Meeting
  • On Capitol Hill: Legislators in Washington Win Eightmile River Designation, Conte Lab Funds
  • New Atlantic Salmon Conservation Pact Ensures Safer Ocean Migration
  • Richard Shelton Named New CRASC Commissioner
  • Northeast Utiliities Hosts 2007-2008 Teacher Orientation
  • 11 New Schools Join Program
  • New Schools for 2007-2008
  • New Stocking Signup Rules
  • Extracts from November 2007 Report of the CRASC Technical Committee
  • 2008 Dinner Promo

Winter 2006-2007

  • A History of the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program
  • Jan Rowan Honored with 2006 “Sense of Wonder” Award from USFWS
  • Atlantic Salmon Federation Report
  • Largest Class of First-Time Teachers Ever Joins Veterans at 2006 Orientation
  • New Hampshire, Vermont Groups Join Forces with CRSA for Orientation
  • Good Neighbors Make Good Stocking Sites!
  • Record 17 New Schools Join Program in 2006
  • Spotlight on Our Sponsors: The Largest Start-up by a School District (Cheshire)
  • A Reel Chance – The Connecticut River Steward Program (Breakthrough Magnet School and Riverfront Recapture, Inc.)
  • Leaders and Leadership (CFFA)
  • Extracts from the 2006 Report of the CRASC Technical Committee
  • 2007 Dinner