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Another Bad Year for Wild Salmon Stocks Across N.L.

Wild Atlantic salmon in Newfoundland and Labrador have seen a second year of increasingly low returns, with most of the province’s rivers being classified by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) as being in critical condition. While salmon stocks are usually assessed biannually, low river returns in 2023 triggered an unscheduled stock assessment for 2024. Atlantic salmon born in Newfoundland spend between two to five years in their home river before going out to sea, while Labrador ...

Salmon Stock in N.L. Showing Low Returns and Low Survival Rates

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has completed its bi-annual assessment of wild salmon in Newfoundland and Labrador, concluding that monitored rivers on the island are still struggling, while Labrador is seeing some growth. Of the 15 monitored rivers in Newfoundland, nine were in the critical zone, five were in the healthy zone and one was in the cautious zone. Four rivers in Labrador were monitored in 2022, of which two were considered healthy, one was considered to be in the cautious ...