Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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2022 Atlantic Salmon Recreational Fishery

DFO reminds anglers that 2022 is the second year of a the two year management approach for the Atlantic Salmon recreational fishery.  

Management measures include: 

- Season Dates: Insular Newfoundland - June 1 to September 7 & Labrador - June 15 to September 15

- 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 limit 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 - 2021

Details on bag limits, river classification, closed areas and special management areas are outlined in the 2022 - 2023 Angler's Guide which is available in booklet form and on-line at Anglers' Guide 2023-2024

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2021-260 has been revoked and Variation Order 2022-054 comes into effect on May 12, 2022.

"Notices to Fish Harvesters" for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at Newfoundland and Labrador Region

If you would like to have all "Notices to Fish Harvesters" for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact:

For information, contact:

Jackie Kean
Resource Manager
Tel. (709) 689-8246