The New Brunswick Salmon Council (NBSC) is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of wild Atlantic salmon and supporting the restoration and enhancement of Atlantic salmon and their habitats on all their native watersheds in New Brunswick.

Dear Sir:

RE:      Comment on Feb. 26 McNally Article “Camps, guides want river salmon quota raised”

This letter provides the NB Salmon Council’s (NBSC’s) support to our affiliate, the Restigouche River Camp Owners’ Association, in their request to have the daily catch-and-release (C&R) limit for salmon restored to four from two. It is not only the guides and camp businesses of northern New Brunswick that want the C&R limit for Atlantic salmon to be reverted to the number allowed prior to 2020.  The ordinary citizen members of the 22 organizations that the NBSC represents want this reversal as well. 


Read the entire letter here




The NSA Field Report. Click here to download/View.

The NB Salmon Council’s answers to DFO’s Request for input on the Wild Salmon Conservation Strategy.

For the full document click here




Late in 2021, following a period of declining heath, Bryant Freeman, one of New Brunswick’s most knowledgeable and caring fly fishing and fly-tying personalities passed away.  Bryant was a consummate gentleman.  For many years he was the proprietor of Eskape Anglers in Riverview, where he tied flies, and personally prepared his fly-tying fur, feathers, hair, and other materials.

Pertaining to his fly fishing passion, he was a creator of thoughtfully prepared fly patterns and as well, was intimately knowledgeable about classic legacy patterns, which he tied beautifully.  He was a firm believer in conservation and environmental values and practices.  Bryant supported many volunteer organizations throughout his career, and offered his knowledge freely to New Brunswick’s fly tyers and those from away.

In his honour, the New Brunswick Salmon Council has created a memorial fund in his name, a fund which will be dedicated to salmon conservation initiatives in our Province.  The NB Salmon Council can issue a tax receipt for your donation. Donation cards are available by contacting the Council on this website, from several Council Directors, and will, in time, be available at funeral homes around NB.  Donors can also copy the images from this document, print them, and use them as their donation cards.






NB Salmon Council in Working Group negotiating allowable recreational fisheries harvest details for Atlantic salmon at various abundance levels on the Northwest/Little Southwest and Southwest Miramichi systems.  This group, which also includes fellow salmon conservation organizations, First Nations representatives, provincial representatives and DFO personnel, is part of a DFO initiative to have salmon harvests comply with the so-called “Precautionary Approach” (PA).  An attempt is being made to implement the PA on all Canada’s harvested fish stocks.  The NBSC used the following first principles in guiding our negotiations in the Working Group.

Link to the document available here