Monday, August 15, 2016

DFO to reopens 25 salmon pools on Miramichi River, in New Brunswick, on Tuesday

Pools were closed on July 26 due to high water temperatures but conditions have now improved

CBC News Posted: Aug 15, 2016 4:20 PM AT Last Updated: Aug 15, 2016 4:20 PM AT
Salmon pools in the Miramichi River system that have been closed to fishing since July 26 due to high water temperatures will reopen to angling for all species of fish on Tuesday.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada said the 25 pools are being reopened following an improvement in water conditions.

All angling for salmon is on a mandatory catch-and-release basis.

Salmon are cold water fish and when warm air temperatures push up the water temperature in the river, it puts stress on the fish.

However, three pools will remain closed until Dec. 31.
  • Confluence of Sutherland Brook and Northwest Miramichi River, including the waters of Sutherland Brook upstream from Highway 420.
  • Waters of the Southwest Miramichi River in Quarryville, 300 metres upstream and 300 metres downstream of the Quarryville Bridge, including Indian Town Brook from its confluence with the Southwest Miramichi River, upstream to Highway 108 bridge.
  • Confluence of Wilson Brook and Southwest Miramichi River, including waters of Wilson Brook 100 metres upstream of its mouth, an area locally known as Bear Den.


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