Status of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) stocks within the Newfoundland and Labrador Region (salmon fishing areas 1-14B), 2014: Fs70-5/2017-024E-PDF

“In 2014, Atlantic Salmon populations were monitored on 14 rivers in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL; Salmon Fishing Areas [SFAs] 1–14B). Returns of small and large salmon decreased compared to the previous generation mean on three of the four (75%) assessed rivers in Labrador and five of 10 (50%) rivers in Newfoundland. Conservation egg requirements were not achieved on three of the four (75%) monitored rivers in Labrador and five of the 10 (50%) rivers in Newfoundland. Atlantic Salmon harvests in 2014 were 12,944 salmon in the subsistence/Food, Social, and Ceremonial (FSC) fisheries, and 24,120 retained salmon (plus 25,001 released salmon) in the recreational fishery. Salmon returns to NL rivers have increased since the moratorium on commercial salmon fisheries, with the exception of some rivers on Newfoundland’s south coast. In general, annual returns of salmon are highly variable and populations on the south coast continue to decline. Marine smolt survival is considered to be a major factor limiting the abundance of Atlantic Salmon within the region"--Abstract, p. iv.

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Ecosystems and Oceans Science.
Title Status of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) stocks within the Newfoundland and Labrador Region (salmon fishing areas 1-14B), 2014
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS), research document,
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Language [English]
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Note Title at head of French abstract: État du stock de saumon atlantique (Salmo salar L.) dans la Région de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador (zones de pêche du saumon 1-14B), 2014. Cover title. “May 2017.”
Date 2017.
Number of Pages v, 35 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-5/2017-024E-PDF
Subject Terms Fisheries resources, Salt water fish, Fishing area, Fisheries management