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Salmon fishing shut down in Gros Morne National Park

 NORTHERN PEN


Salmon fishing shut down in Gros Morne National Park

Northern Pen

Published: JULY 24, 2018


GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK, N.L. – Salmon fishing was closed on all waters, including tributaries and connected ponds, in Gros Morne National Park as of Monday, July 23.


According to an information bulletin from Parks Canada, the closures are a result of low numbers of returning salmon.


The following waters within the park have also been closed to all fishing:


- Deer Arm Brook (Eastern Arm Brook);


- Deer Arm Pond (Eastern Arm Pond) within 90 meters of the inflow of the feeder and with 90 meters of the outflow of the pond;


- Ten Mile Pond, including all tributaries;


- Lomond River;


- East Branch Lomond River; and


- Wigwam Pond within 90 meters of the inflow of East Branch and within 90 meters of the outflow of the pond.


“In managing the waterways within Gros Morne National Park, Parks Canada’s primary concern is to ensure the protection and restoration of healthy, resilient ecosystems and contributing to the recovery of species at risk,” the bulletin states.


http://www.northernpen.ca/news/local/salmon-fishing-shut-down-in-gros-morne-national-park-228531/