Striped bass spawning ground angling closure in the Northwest Miramichi River from May 26 to May 30, 2021

Moncton, New Brunswick – May 25, 2021 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced the dates of the closure of angling during the Striped bass spawning period in 2021 in a portion of the Northwest Miramichi River.

From May 26 to May 30, 2021, angling will be prohibited from the bridge in Red Bank downriver approximately 6.5 km, to a line located in front of Williamstown Road and defined by two points as indicated on the following map:

The Northwest Miramichi River estuary is the only confirmed successful spawning ground for Striped bass in the entire southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, as established by DFO science. The closure of all angling in the area and during the time when the Striped bass are most concentrated and actively spawning aims at ensuring the best success of spawning activities and the continuous health of the Striped bass stock in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. With the exception of the area described above, the recreational fishery will remain open throughout the Miramichi river system during the Striped bass spawning period.

Please refer to Gulf Variation Order 2021-040 for further details. The Orders Registry is available online at:

Orders Registry - Order summaries for existing fisheries