Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) stock status update in Newfoundland and Labrador for 2015 .: Fs70-7/2016-020E-PDF

Three of the four (75%) monitored rivers in Labrador and eight of the 12 (67%) monitored rivers in Newfoundland (excludes Rocky River) achieved conservation in 2015. Salmon returns to Newfoundland and Labrador rivers have increased since the closure of the commercial salmon fisheries, with the exception of some rivers on Newfoundland’s south coast. In general, annual returns of Atlantic Salmon are highly variable and populations on the south coast continue to decline. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) designated South Newfoundland (SFAs 9-12) Atlantic Salmon populations as threatened in 2010 (COSEWIC 2010). Marine survival is considered to be a major factor limiting the abundance of Atlantic Salmon within the region.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat.
Title Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) stock status update in Newfoundland and Labrador for 2015 .
Variant title Science response : Atlantic salmon stock status update in NL for 2015
Series title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat - science response, 1919-3769 ; 2016/020, Newfoundland and Labrador Region
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Mise à jour de l'état des stocks de saumon de l'Atlantique (Salmo salar) à Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador pour 2015.
"March 2016."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 6).
Publishing information [Ottawa] : Fisheries and Oceans Canada, c2016.
Description 16 p. : ill.
Catalogue number
  • Fs70-7/2016-020E-PDF
Subject terms Fisheries resources
Salt water fish
Fishing area
Fisheries management
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