The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is reminding anglers of a new classification system for scheduled rivers in the province.
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Under the new system, the classification number will equal the number of salmon that can be retained on that river.
• Class 0 means catch and release, and no fish retention;
• Class 2 means two fish retention;
• Class 4 means four fish retention;
• Class 6 means six fish retention.
DFO also notes there are changes to management measures in 2014 at the following rivers: Terra Nova, Rattling Brook and Middle Barachois. For details see the 2014-15 Angler’s Guide.
All other management measures are the same as 2013.
Other items of note include that Conne River will remain closed to angling the remainder of the 2014 season.
The 2014 seasons for the Atlantic Salmon recreational fishery are:
For insular Newfoundland, all rivers are open from June 1 to Sept. 7; and for Labrador, all rivers are open from June 15 to Sept. 15.
Details bag limits, river classification, closed areas and special management areas are contained in the guide which is available in booklet form or online at www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/NL/AG/anglersguide.