The Miramichi Salmon Conservation Centre (MSCC) is the oldest operating Atlantic salmon hatchery in Canada. Located in South Esk, New Brunswick, the facility is only 5km west of the City of Miramichi. The first buildings and ponds were constructed in 1873 and Atlantic salmon eggs were collected for incubation that year. The MSCC has operated continuously since that time growing both speckled trout and Atlantic salmon. The priority of the Miramichi Salmon Conservation Centre is research and education, while continuing to enhance salmon populations to sustain optimum juvenile salmon stocks in the Miramichi watershed. Beyond that, the MSCC raises indigenous brook trout enhancement stocks under contract with the Province of New Brunswick and plays a role in educating the public on Atlantic salmon conservation issues. During the summer months the fish you will see are brook trout and perhaps some juvenile sturgeon.