Minister Encourages Anglers to be Aware of Defective Salmon Tags

The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation wishes to advise anglers in the province that recently distributed salmon angling tags that accompany salmon angling licences issued by the Wildlife Division have defects.

The licences and tags were distributed to vendors and subsequently purchased by anglers before the defects were discovered.

Defects are related to the locking mechanism and the quality of the card portion, which contains the licence number, colour coding and calendar sequencing which records the date of retention.

If, despite being checked by licence vendors, an individual discovers a tag to have a defective locking mechanism they should return the tag to the vendor from which they purchased it and receive a replacement licence and tags.

Wildlife Officials have been in contact with angling conservation groups and the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans and explained the circumstance.  All parties are committed to working together on ensuring conservation remains a priority.

Further information is available through the Wildlife Division at 709-637-2025.

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