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Changes to the recreational salmon fishery

On Saturday, all salmon rivers in the province closed to retention angling. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans decided to change the recreational salmon...
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DFO halts retention angling on Newfoundland salmon rivers

Salmon anglers on the island can no longer keep their catch. DFO has halted retention angling for the rest of the season, switching to...
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DFO scientists say half of province’s rivers in critical zone

DFO scientists say half the salmon rivers in the province are now in the critical zone. That's why they recommend moving to a catch...
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DFO scientists examine how global warming affects life in Labrador Sea

A three-year research project is set to resume off the coast of Labrador this year. Scientists are looking deep down to the bottom of...
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DFO cuts cod quotas as population declines

DFO has cut cod quotas after scientific reports showed declining numbers. For harvesters, it means there is less to fish and a shorter season....
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Northern cod stocks decline after years of increases, DFO announces

The northern cod biomass decreased in the last two years after seven years of increases, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced Friday. DFO officials...
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Capelin population down by 70 per cent, DFO announces

Capelin populations have dropped by 70 per cent, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced on Monday. Capelin are not very valuable commercially, but...
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Latest salmon numbers not good, DFO says

Salmon angling is more than a day enjoyed out on the river. It's an economy. But the latest numbers from DFO aren't good as...
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DFO releases assessment of snow crab stocks

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans released its assessment of snow crab stocks on Monday. Numbers have stayed relatively low, so DFO suggests "diversity"...
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DFO tells Gerry Byrne he can’t attend Atlantic salmon advisory meeting

Provincial Fisheries Minister Gerry Byrne is outraged after DFO told him he is not allowed to attend a meeting of the Atlantic salmon advisory...