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Miramichi Rivers Restricted to Morning Angling Only

Notice

The Regional Director General for the Gulf Region, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, hereby gives notice of the following changes to the seasons for salmon fishing in the waters of the Miramichi Recreational Fishing Area (Salmon Fishing Area 16) for the Province of New Brunswick.

From 22:00 on August 19 until water conditions in the Miramichi River system improve, the following waters will be restricted to angling with an artificial fly between the hours of 06:00 and 11:00 (morning fishing only):

  • Waters of the Northwest Miramichi River upstream to its junction with the North and South Branches, the Little Southwest Miramichi River including the North Pole Stream and the Lower North Branch Little Southwest Miramichi River, the Big Sevogle River including the North and South Branches of the Big Sevogle River, not including the tributaries of those rivers.
  • Waters of the Southwest Miramichi River including the North and South Branches of the Southwest Miramichi River, Rocky Brook and Clearwater Brook, the Renous River including the North Branch and South Branch of the Renous River, the Dungarvon River, the Bartholomew River, and the Cains River, not including the tributaries of those rivers.

Click Here to see the complete Variation Order

Minister’s Advisory Committee on Atlantic Salmon Report

Minister’s Advisory Committee on Atlantic Salmon Report (click to be taken the the full report)

New Conservation Measures in the Atlantic Salmon recreational fishery

 

New Conservation Measures for Atlantic salmon Recreational Angling in the Gulf Region

Moncton, NB – April 7, 2015 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to inform the public of important changes in the management of Atlantic salmon recreational angling in the Gulf Region in 2015.

The new conservation measures in the Atlantic salmon recreational fishery are the following:

New Brunswick

  • The yearly fishing quota for small salmon (grilse) will be reduced from four to zero in the Atlantic salmon recreational fishery. It is now mandatory to release all Atlantic salmon during the angling season;
  • The use of an artificial fly with single barbless hook is now required in rivers and streams where it was already mandatory to use an artificial fly to angle.

Nova Scotia

  • The yearly fishing quota for small salmon (grilse) will be reduced from two to zero in the Atlantic salmon recreational fishery. It is now mandatory to release all Atlantic salmon during the angling season;
  • The use of an artificial fly with single barbless hook is now required in rivers and streams where it was already mandatory to use an artificial fly to angle.

Prince Edward Island

  • The use of an artificial fly with single barbless hook is now required in rivers and streams where it was already mandatory to use an artificial fly to angle.

 

See the complete announcement here:

http://www.glf.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Gulf/FAM/Recreational-Fisheries/2015-Salmon-Angling-Gulf-Region