Ministry announces obligatory catch and release of large salmon until june 30th 2016

Quebec’s Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks indicating the government will  implement mandatory catch and release of large Atlantic salmon in the salmon rivers of the Quebec City region,  the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie and the North Shore in 2016.

The Quebec government has also announced that this mandatory catch and release of large salmon at the beginning of the season  will be reviewed mid-season based on mid-season counts.  It may be possible to retain large salmon caught in the second half of the season.

Exceptions to this regulation are the Moisie and the Causapscal rivers.