Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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2023 Atlantic Salmon Recreational Fishery Management Approach

DFO wishes to advise anglers of the management approach for the 2023 Atlantic Salmon recreational fishery. 

Season Dates:

Insular Newfoundland - June 1 to September 7

Labrador - June 15 to September 15

Management Measures:

Anglers will be permitted to retain a total of two salmon, with a maximum of one salmon on Class 2 rivers.

A catch and release limit of three fish per day for all scheduled rivers in Newfoundland and Labrador with the exception of Class 0 rivers. On Class 0 rivers, anglers are permitted to catch and release a maximum of two fish per day.

The retention of salmon on non-scheduled waters is not permitted.

The continuation of the multi-faceted Environmental Protocol.

For additional information, refer to the Fisheries Management Decision online at: Fisheries Management Decisions for Atlantic Canada, Quebec and the Arctic - 2023

Details on the regulations pertaining to retention limits, river classification, closed areas and special management areas are contained in the 2023 - 2024 Angler's Guide which will be available in booklet form or on-line at Anglers' Guide 2023-2024.

For information, contact:

Connie Dobbin-Vincent
Resource Manager
Tel. (709) 730-4173