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THE BOTTOM LINE!
The Atlantic Salmon Federation calls upon all salmon anglers to practice live release angling and offers REWARDS for safely returning salmon and grilse to the water.

Carefully released wild Atlantic salmon live and go on to spawn, increasing prospects for future generations. REMEMBER! - It is most important to keep the Atlantic salmon in the water.

PHOTO: ASF's Bill Taylor releases an Atlantic salmon on the Cascapedia River. Learn the techniques of live release and be part of the 21st century movement that will restore the runs.

 

ATLANTIC SALMON ANGLERS -
Your Views on Catch and Release are Important!

There was great interest in the Atlantic Salmon Federation's live release survey, with 802 responses!

ASF appreciates the consideration given by so many Atlantic salmon anglers to answering this questionnaire. Many individuals gave a great deal of thought to their answers and that makes the survey response especially valuable.

Richard Allen of Amherst, NS was the winner of the live release survey draw. He won a framed limited-edition copy of the painting, "Restigouche Evening," by Bruno Bobak.

The survey results were tabulated, and an article based on the responses appeared in the Summer 2010 issue of the Atlantic Salmon Journal. The article is available below in .pdf format.

  • Views expressed by anglers on release of grilse - pdf
  • Comments of respondents on topics covered in the survey - pdf
  • Link to the online survey (results no longer being registered) -
    eng | fr


GREAT DRAW FOR ANGLERS IN NB and QC! Buy a live release salmon license in New Brunswick or Quebec, and there are rewards beyond the thrill of release! Anglers fishing in N.B. qualify for two draws: one by the N.B. Salmon Council and the other by ASF by returning the stub from their live release licenses. Anglers who buy the Quebec live release license can fill in the attached form and submit to be included in the ASF draw. All names will be entered on our list of releasers. 

SPECIAL REASONS TO RELEASE GRILSE In the 21st century it is important for anglers to release grilse as well as large salmon.

LIVE RELEASE BROCHURE – 2 PAGES
Download a two page .pdf with the basics of live release
English | Francais

CHECK OUT THE OUTFITTERS AND PRIVATE CAMPS THAT PRACTICE LIVE RELEASE!
OUTFITTERS SUPPORTING LIVE RELEASE DESERVE YOUR BUSINESS - and can give a special experience with the salmon and the river. Click here

There is a special recognition program for outfitters and private camps. Outfitters, taking care of the future of wild Atlantic salmon, deserve your patronage. Check out who is assisting the future of Atlantic salmon through promoting live release.
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Measure your salmon using our hand salmometer
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June 12th, 2012
West Greenland catch will be restricted to 20 tonne local consumption limit.


Join the St. Croix River Alewife Migration
June 8th, 2012
On Saturday, June 9, groups and individuals concerned about the future survival of native alewives (gaspereau) on the St. Croix River will symbolically escort this historically and ecologically important fish up the river. 


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