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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...
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Shrimp harvesters face more quota cuts after stocks decline

Inshore shrimp harvesters face more quota cuts after DFO released scientific data Friday showing that stocks have declined in Area 6. NTV's Leila Beaudoin...
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DFO pilot project tries to answer questions about future of cod

DFO unveiled a new pilot project Friday to try to answer questions about the future of the cods stocks. NTV's Leila Beaudoin reports.  
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Fishing boat runs aground, leaving fuel slick in ecological reserve

Molly Bawn boat tours has posted photographs of a significant oil slick in the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve. DFO says a fishing vessel called...
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Salmon anglers angry at DFO for moving to catch and release

Anglers are denouncing a decision by DFO to ban retention fishing and allow catch and release only on the province's salmon rivers. NTV's Don...
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DFO suggests licence and logbook system for food fishery

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is suggesting a change in next year's recreational ground fishery: a licence and logbook system.  
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DFO switches to catch and release after salmon numbers decline

DFO is closing all salmon rivers to retention fishing on Sunday evening. After that, anglers will be allowed to catch and release only. That's...
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DFO takes extraordinary steps to protect whales in Gulf

The federal government is taking extraordinary measures to protect whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. DFO has closed the snow crab fishery in...