Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon
ALMA, NEW BRUNSWICK, September 14, 2017 – Parks Canada would like to remind the public that inner Bay of Fundy (iBoF) Atlantic salmon are an endangered species and are legally protected under Canada’s Species at Risk Act. It is illegal to kill, harm, harass, capture, or take an Atlantic salmon of the iBoF population.
All waters within Fundy National Park are closed to fishing, with the exception of Bennett Lake and Wolfe Lake, which require a valid park fishing permit. All anglers are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the park’s regulations and conditions of their fishing permit before engaging in the activity.
To help ensure the protection of the Atlantic salmon during their fresh water life stage, local law enforcement agencies are working together as part of the ‘Atlantic Salmon Law Enforcement Coalition’. Together, the coalition has increased joint patrols and surveillance on iBoF rivers, especially those in which there are active recovery efforts.
The Atlantic salmon Law Enforcement Coalition includes Parks Canada’s Warden Service, Fisheries Officers from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, officers from the RCMP and Crime Stoppers, Conservation Officers and Off-Road Vehicle Officers from New Brunswick Department of Justice and Public Safety, and Wildlife Enforcement Officers from Environment Canada.
You can help! If you see salmon during your visit to Fundy National Park, let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org; if you see or suspect salmon related crimes, call Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or submit your tip at www.crimenb.ca.
See Information Bulletin