FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO ANGLERS
May 12, 2020
2020 Atlantic Salmon Recreational Fishery
DFO wishes to advise anglers that the 2020 season for the Atlantic Salmon recreational fishery are:
Insular Newfoundland - all rivers are open from June 1 to September 7, 2020.
Labrador - all rivers are open from June 15 to September 15, 2020.
Management measures for recreational salmon fishing in 2020 are as follows:
A retention limit of one fish on Class 2 rivers (Tag 1 – red) and a retention limit of two fish on Class 4, Class 6 and unclassified rivers (Tags 3 and 4 – green).
A catch and release limit of three fish per day for all rivers in Newfoundland and Labrador with the exception of Class 0 rivers. On Class 0 rivers anglers are permitted to catch and release a limit of two fish per day.
The retention of salmon on non-scheduled waters is not permitted.
The continuation of the 2019 multi-faceted Environmental Protocol which will be available in the 2020-2021 Angler's Guide.
For additional information, refer to the Fisheries Management Decision online at: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fisheries-peches/decisions/fm-2020-gp/index-atl-eng.html
Details on the regulations pertaining to bag limits, river classification, closed areas and special management areas are contained in the 2020 - 2021 Angler's Guide which will be available soon in booklet form or on-line at www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/NL/AG/anglersguide
The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2019-256 has been revoked and Variation Order 2020-046 comes into effect on May 13, 2020.
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