Northwest Miramichi Catch and Release extended to end of the season
DFO announced yesterday that the hook and release fishery will continue on the Northwest until the end of the season. In 2013 the Northwest only reached 39% of its conservation limit – and numbers at the Cassilis trap and Northwest Barrier have been very low this year.
Here is the official press release:
Moncton, NB – July 31, 2014 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to inform the public of important changes in the management of Atlantic salmon recreational angling on the Northwest Miramichi River system in New Brunswick.
The management changes are the following:
•The maintenance of the catch and release measures on the Northwest Miramichi River system;
•From August 1 until the end of the season, catch and release will be mandatory in the Northwest Miramichi River system and its tributaries upstream from the Red Bank Bridge on Route 425.
The management measures announced today will help with the efforts of achieving conservation objectives for Atlantic salmon on the Northwest Miramichi River system in New Brunswick.
To report any suspicious fishing activity, please contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
For more information on this fishery, please contact:
Pierre Bélanger, Senior Advisor, Recreational Fisheries Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Moncton NB, (506) 851-2002
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