Notice to Anglers

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Gulf Region

Conservation Measures for Atlantic Salmon Recreational Angling in the Gulf Region

Moncton, NB – April 13, 2016 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to inform the public of the management measures for Atlantic salmon recreational angling in the Gulf Region for 2016.

New Brunswick

  • The yearly fishing quota for small salmon (grilse) will remain at zero in the Atlantic salmon recreational fishery. As in 2015, 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 2015, anglers will be required to release all Atlantic salmon during the angling season.

Prince Edward Island

  • As in 2015, anglers will be required to release all Atlantic salmon during the angling season.

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

Any decision to change these management measures will be based on the most recent science advice and in consultation with Aboriginal organizations, provinces, stakeholders and the public.

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: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/nr-rn/pdf/en/Fish/Fish.pdf

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 Officer
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Moncton, New Brunswick
506-851-7358