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Live Release Angling Only in Maritime Canada during 2015

Notice to Recreational Anglers

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Gulf Region
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.

The management measures announced today will help with the efforts of achieving conservation objectives for Atlantic salmon in the Gulf Region.

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

For more information on this fishery, please contact:

Pierre Bélanger
Regional Senior Fisheries Management Officer
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Moncton, New Brunswick
(506) 851-2002

http://www.glf.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Gulf/FAM/Recreational-Fisheries/2015-Salmon-Angling-Gulf-Region