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DFO NL Notice to Anglers on Season on June 4 2018

 FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA


NOTICE TO ANGLERS

na.18.007NFB

2018-079

Jun. 4, 2018


2018 Atlantic Salmon Angling Season Opening


DFO wishes to advise Anglers that the recreational Atlantic Salmon Fishery will open at 4:00 p.m. on June 4, 2018 for rivers in Insular Newfoundland.


Management measures for recreational salmon fishing in 2018 are as follows:


- The season will start with one fish retention on all rivers in Newfoundland and Labrador that currently have retention. The department will conduct an in season review of returns and the results of the review will inform the management approach for the remainder of the season. Tag 1 is valid from the beginning of the season until one hour after sunset on July 20, 2018.


- Catch and Release limits are reduced to three fish per day for all rivers in Newfoundland and Labrador.


- Retention of salmon on non-scheduled waters is not permitted


Details on the regulations pertaining to bag limits, river classification, closed areas and special management areas are contained in the 2018 - 2019 Angler's Guide which is on-line at www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/NL/AG/anglersguide


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For information, contact:

Jackie Kean

Tel. (709) 772-2045

E-mail: jackie.kean@dfo-mpo.gc.ca