Notice to Boaters Using New Brunswick Salmon Rivers

Fisheries and Oceans Canada would like to advise boaters that research equipment will soon be placed in several New Brunswick salmon rivers. These nets, fences and traps could be hazardous to navigation and boaters should take care to avoid them. Listed below are gear types, their locations, as well as installation and removal dates for 2017.

Miramichi River Watershed
RiverGear TypeLocationLatitudeLongitudeDates of operation
Little Southwest Miramichi River Rotary screw trap 4.3 km upstream from the mouth 46.9535° N 65.8597° W May 1 to June 15
Northwest Miramichi River Rotary screw trap 0.1 km upstream of Trout Brook 47.0957° N 65.8374° W May 1 to June 15
Northwest Miramichi River Partial counting fence East channel below Little Sevogle River 47.0183° N 65.8392° W June 1 to September 1
Northwest Miramichi River Estuary Commercial type fish trap (box trap) East side of channel 700 meters upstream of Red Bank Bridge 46.9517° N 65.8224° W June 1 to October 30
Northwest Miramichi River Estuary Commercial type fish trap (box trap) West side of channel 200 meters downstream of Red Bank Bridge 46.9434° N 65.8229° W June 1 to October 30
Northwest Miramichi River Estuary Commercial type fish trap (box trap) Cassilis – west side of channel 46.9375° N 65.7833° W May 1 to October 30
Northwest Miramichi River Estuary Commercial type fish trap (box trap) North side of channel 2 km below the Anderson Bridge 46.9787° N 65.5822° W May 1 to October 30
Northwest Miramichi River Estuary Commercial type fish trap (box trap) South side of channel 500 metres upstream of Stewart Brook 46.9581° N 65.6644° W May 1 to October 30
Lake Brook Barrier fence Miramichi Lake 46.4635° N 66.9650° W May 1 to November 1
Rocky Brook Rotary screw trap 30 metres upstream from the mouth 46.6005° N 66.6314° W May 1 to June 15 and September 15 to November 30
Southwest Miramichi River Estuary Commercial type fish trap (box trap) Millerton – north side of channel 46.8776° N 65.6640° W May 1 to October 30
Southwest Miramichi River Estuary Commercial type fish trap (box trap) North side of channel 350 metres upstream of railway bridge 46.9540° N 65.5940° W May 1 to October 30

Jacquet River Watershed
RiverGear TypeLocationLatitudeLongitudeDates of operation
Jacquet River Counting fence Approximately 3 km upstream from the mouth of Jacquet River 47.9010° N 66.0255° W May 15 to October 30

Nepisiguit River Watershed
RiverGear TypeLocationLatitudeLongitudeDates of operation
Nepisiguit River Counting fence 450 metres downstream from the mouth of Pabineau River 47.5303° N 65.6636° W May 15 to November 30

Restigouche River Watershed
RiverGear TypeLocationLatitudeLongitudeDates of operation
Kedgwick River Rotary screw trap 1.6 km upstream from the mouth at One Mile Bridge 47.6711° N 67.5094° W May 1 to June 30
Matapedia River Rotary screw trap 3.5 km upstream from mouth of Matapedia River 47.9891° N 66.9808° W May 1 to June 30
Restigouche River Rotary screw trap South (New Brunswick) side of lower Restigouche River near Butters Island approx. 1 km upstream from Tide Head beach 47.9865° N 66.8022° W May 1 to June 30
Restigouche River Rotary screw trap North (Quebec) side of lower Restigouche River near Moses Island approx. 1.5 km upstream from Tide Head beach 47.9972° N 66.8160° W May 1 to June 30
Upsalquitch River Rotary screw trap Near Mann Islands approx. 8 km upstream from the mouth 47.8530° N 66.9089° W May 1 to June 30

Saint John River Watershed
RiverGear TypeLocationLatitudeLongitudeDates of operation
Nashwaak River Rotary screw trap 2 km downstream from Durham Bridge 46.1200° N 66.6062° W April 1 to June 15
September 15 to December 15
Nashwaak River Counting fence 3.5 km downstream from Durham Bridge 46.1178° N 66.6078° W May 15 to November 15
Tobique River Rotary screw trap At the mouth of Three Brooks 46.8690° N 67.4297° W April 1 to June 15 September 15 to December 15
Tobique River Rotary screw trap 1.5 km upstream of the mouth of Right Hand Branch at Nictau 47.2411° N 67.1450° W September 15 to December 15
Tobique River Floating Trap Nets 1 km upstream of Tobique Narrows Dam 46.7874° N 67.6906° W April 1 to June 15

Inner Bay of Fundy
RiverGear TypeLocationLatitudeLongitudeDates of operation
Big Salmon River Rotary screw trap 2 km upstream from the mouth 45.4230° N 65.4100° W April 15 to June 30
Point Wolfe River Rotary screw trap 2.5 km upstream of Covered Bridge 45.5617° N 65.0146° W April 15 to June 30
Upper Salmon River Rotary screw trap 1.5 km upstream of Alma Bridge 45.6115° N 64.9576° W April 15 to June 30
Stewiacke River Rotary screw trap 2 km downstream of Stewiacke River Park entrance 45.1624° N 63.2867° W April 15 to July 15

St. Mary’s River Watershed
RiverGear TypeLocationLatitudeLongitudeDates of operation
St. Mary’s River, West Branch Rotary screw trap Where the bridge at Glenelg crosses the river (Waternish Rd) 45.2560° N 62.0739° W April 18 to June 10