A Season of Highs and Lows for N.L. Aquaculture Industry
The month of September was certainly a memorable one, both good and bad, for the aquaculture industry in Newfoundland and Labrador, involving a myriad of issues and developments.
As industry stakeholders gathered in St. John’s for their annual convention and trade show in late September, news broke of an extensive Atlantic salmon die-off on Newfoundland’s south coast.
Northern Harvest Sea Farms reported that it had experienced a significant die-off of salmon at several of its facili...
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.
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 ...
Salmon Convictions Result in Significant Fines
Investigations conducted by officers with Fish and Wildlife Enforcement with the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources have resulted in recent convictions in Gander Provincial Court.
On April 26, Shane Stokes of Paradise was convicted of illegally netting Atlantic salmon and possession of Atlantic salmon caught in contravention of the Fisheries Act. He was fined $1,000 for possession of fish caught in contravention and $2,500 for netting in inland waters. He was also prohibited for a ...
ASF Concerned About Salmon Fishery in Greenland
The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is very concerned about the continually increasing harvest by Greenland of Canadian Atlantic salmon in its mixed-population fishery.
Greenland expanded its kill of wild Atlantic salmon from 47 tonnes in 2013 to 58 tonnes in 2014, far beyond sustainable levels for the species, the ASF said in a recent press release.
The latest report from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) indicates that, for salmon that spent two winters on ...