NCC south coast communal food fishery salmon tag distribution schedule released
The south coast communal food fishing season for salmon, trout and arctic char opens on July 1 and closes August 7. Please pay close attention to the schedule outlined below for distribution of designations and salmon tags.
- Please present your valid NCC membership card when picking up your designations
- Catch log deadline is September 30, 2022. All returned catch logs will be entered in a prize draw!
What do you need to know about the 2022 Communal Food Fishery?
- NCC’s fishery will be managed in accordance with the terms of the 2022 Aboriginal Communal Fishing License provided by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans
- Six salmon tags available per designation for full members- resident for both south coast and Upper Lake Melville. Four tags available for alternate fishers, RCMP or Military and three tags for full members non-resident fishing on the south coast but they must be picked up in person
- Salmon season for south coast is July 1 to August 8. Upper Lake Melville is June 15 to July 8 and July 20 to Sept 1
- Geographic areas remain the same for both south coast and Upper Lake Melville fishery
What has changed?
- Seasonal harvest for cod increased from 60 to 100 per designation; season expansion from June 25 to Oct 31
- Halibut added as new species on south coast with one fish per designation
- Seal netting now permitted for cultural and traditional purposes through separate designation process; more information to come
Questions? Please contact:
Manager, Natural Resources
T. 709-896-0592, ext 230
Please remember to make safety a priority on the water during this 2022 fishing season. Wear your personal floatation devices, ensure your fishing vessel and gear is in good working order and let others know your travel plans.