• We Believe....

    We believe that the time has come for the implementation of an integrated approach to Atlantic salmon conservation goals.

    We believe that the time has come for the implementation of an integrated approach to Atlantic salmon conservation goals in which the federal government and the provincial government work together cooperatively, rather than separately.
  • New Brunswick Salmon Council

    We are the New Brunswick Salmon Council. Affiliated with the Atlantic Salmon Federation, with which we cooperate in our common pursuits. The NBSC promotes and supports conservation planning and management at the watershed level, as an ecological and geographic unit, as the basis for promoting the most effective use of, and accountability for, funds made available to its funded projects
  • New Brunswick Salmon Council

    The NBSC, ASF, and our affiliates work together to protect wild Atlantic salmon and their precious freshwater and marine environments. The NBSC and our member organizations conduct scientific research and promote education and public awareness programs.
  • New Brunswick Salmon Council

    The work of the Council is carried out by volunteers and it is funded entirely by donations from persons interested in the conservation and wise management of the wild Atlantic salmon.

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

 

 

DFO Surveys

Online consultation surveys on Atlantic salmon and striped bass recreational fisheries

Please be advised that Fisheries and Oceans Canada Gulf Region is now hosting online surveys to consult on the next Atlantic salmon and striped bass recreational fishing management plans in the waters adjacent to the Maritime Provinces in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The objective of the survey is to inform and consult Canadians on the management of the Atlantic salmon and striped bass recreational fisheries in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
 
Data obtained from these online consultations will be discussed at the next Coastal and Inland Recreational Fisheries Advisory Committee meetings and considered for the development of the next Atlantic salmon and striped bass recreational fishing management plans.  The surveys will stay online until Friday January 16, 2015.
 
To access the surveys, click on the link below and look for ‘Online Consultations’.
 

ASF Live Release Contest

Contest ALERT! The ASF is VERY excited to be launching a brand new contest today! You can submit as many live-release photos as you like for an opportunity to win a GORGEOUS new SAGE ROD!! Please SHARE with your friends! We can't wait to see your photos! *Contest rules are listed on the poster.  Contest runs Sept 15, 2014 to Oct. 31, 2014.

Read more: ASF Live Release Contest