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DFO Determines Live Release for 2017 in NB, NS and PEI

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Conservation Measures for Atlantic Salmon Recreational Fishing in the Gulf Region in 2017

Moncton, NB – April 13, 2017 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to inform the public of the management measures for

Atlantic salmon recreational fishing in the Gulf Region for 2017.

New Brunswick

The yearly fishing quota for small salmon (grilse) will remain at zero in the Atlantic salmon recreational fishery. As in 2016, anglers will be required to release all Atlantic salmon during the angling season.

 Nova Scotia

The yearly fishing quota for small salmon (grilse) will remain at zero in the Atlantic salmon recreational fishery. As in 2016, anglers will be required to release all Atlantic salmon during the angling season.

Prince Edward Island

As in 2016, anglers will be required to release all Atlantic salmon during the angling season.

In all Atlantic salmon fisheries, it is recommended to use barbless artificial flies, or artificial flies with pinched or removed barbs, in order to help maximize the survival of released salmon.

Please note that all tags distributed with the provincial salmon angling license in the Province of New Brunswick are to be used solely on Landlocked salmon in prescribed waters defined in the provincial angling guide.

To report any suspicious fishing activity, please contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

For more information on this fishery, please contact:
Frédéric Butruille
A/Regional Senior Fisheries Management OfficerFisheries and Oceans Canada – Gulf RegionMoncton, New Brunswick506-851-7358