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The New Brunswick Salmon Council (NBSC) is a non-profit, volunteer based organization, dedicated to the protecting wild Atlantic salmon and supporting the restoration and enhancement activity on all watersheds in New Brunswick.

 

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