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First Salmon Reports from Canada

The Atlantic Salmon Federation report that many rivers have great conditions of water level and temperature right now, and it is time to think about live release again. Have you pinched down the barbs on all hooks? If you use a net, is it either plastic coated, rubber, or smooth and knotless? ... Full story

Concerns Raised About Greenland Harvest of Wild Atlantic Salmon

Sue Scott, VP Communications of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, explains the concerns raised by the increasing harvest of wild Atlantic salmon in Greenland while returns to native rivers in North American have fallen considerably. ... Full story

Atlantic Salmon Consultations on Species at Risk

The first consultations are now taking place regarding the status of different populations of wild Atlantic salmon in Atlantic Canada and Quebec. DFO is conducting the process, and five regions within Quebec, and along the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence are the first to be considered ... Full story

Salmon Farming Comes Ashore in Canada

Twenty-three thousand Atlantic salmon smolts will arrive at the 'Namgis First Nation's salmon farm in January, just a fraction of the millions of similar fish that grow to maturity each year in B.C. What's different about these fish is that they will never swim in the ocean, never come in contact with wild salmon and never be treated for sea lice. ... Full story

Disappointing Returns of Wild Atlantic Salmon in Canada This Year

St. Andrews… It is now apparent to the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) that there has been a major decline in this year’s return of wild Atlantic salmon to most Canadian rivers. In Newfoundland and Labrador, returns have decreased from 2011 by 25-30% on average, with counts on some rivers, like Harry’s, down by as much as 50% and Sandhill River down by as much as 60%. ... Full story

Salmon Activist Wins Defamation Case

A Canadian Supreme Court has upheld the right of anti-salmon farm activist Don Staniford to make defamatory remarks when speaking out in protest against Norwegian-owned salmon farms operating in Canada whose products he claims are dangerous to public health. ... Full story

Fly Fishing in the Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada

The mighty Miramichi River is a world-renowned fly fishing destination for good reasons. It's reputed to be one of the greatest Atlantic salmon rivers in the world. With a 155-mile long main stem, draining into a watershed of 5,405 sq. miles, the Miramichi is an impressive New Brunswick natural wonder. ... Full story

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