DFO Announces Halt in Retention Angling of Salmon in NL

DFO Press Release



August 4, 2017
Atlantic Salmon Management Change

DFO wishes to advise Anglers that due to significant declines in salmon returns, all scheduled and non-scheduled salmon rivers on the island of Newfoundland (Zones 3-13 and 14a) will be open to catch-and-release angling only effective one hour after sunset on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

Management measures for trout angling remain the same.         

Rivers that are currently closed due to environmental conditions will remain closed to all angling until conditions improve.  Rivers/Areas that have been closed for the season as per the Anglerís Guide will remain closed to all angling.  For more information please visit the In Season River Status report at


or call the Angling Line at 709-772-4423.

Details on daily catch and release limits are outlined in the 2017-2018 Angler's Guide on page 6 which is available in booklet form or on-line at http://www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/NL/AG/anglersguide.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2017-176 has been revoked and Variation Order 2017-200 comes into effect on August 7, 2017.