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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.

The Restriction on morning angling only is lifted. The COLD water pools are still closed!

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.

The daily closures previously implemented in the following waters are now removed:

  • 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.

 

The complete variation or is here

 

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

 

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

 

 

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’.