Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Gulf Region

Closure of cold water pools in the Miramichi River system

Tracadie – July 20, 2020 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to inform the public that the 27 salmon fishing pools in the Miramichi River system, reopened since July 17, 2020 due to improvement of water conditions, will be closed to angling for all species of fish due to warm waters. This closure will start Tuesday, July 21, 2020 and will remain in place until conditions improve, as per the strategy implemented in cooperation with local partners to respond to warm waters conditions.

Reminder: please note that the three following pools will remain closed until December 31, 2020:

  • Confluence of Sutherland Brook and Northwest Miramichi River, including the waters of Sutherland Brook upstream to the Highway 420;
  • Waters of the Southwest Miramichi River in Quarryville, 300 m upstream and 300 m downstream of the Quarryville Bridge, including Indian Town Brook from its confluence with the Southwest Miramichi River, upstream to Highway 108 bridge;
  • Confluence of Wilson Brook and Southwest Miramichi River, including the waters of Wilson Brook 100 m upstream of its mouth, an area locally known as the Bear Den;

Please refer to Gulf Variation Order 2020-088 for further details. The Orders Registry is available online at: Orders Registry - Order summaries for existing fisheries

To report any suspicious fishing activity, please contact the nearest Conservation and Protection detachment in the Gulf Region or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

For more information on this fishery, please contact:

Georges Moore
A/Regional Senior Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Officer
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Tracadie, New Brunswick

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