Government of Canada

Government of Canada

January 06, 2014 09:50 ET

Groundfish Ice Fishing on the Saguenay River

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 6, 2014) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announces that the groundfish ice fishing season on the Saguenay River will open on January 18, 2014, and close on March 2, 2014.

For the safety of those participating in ice fishing, DFO emphasizes that access to fishing sites is conditional on ice thickness and in accordance with municipal regulations.

Each person is allowed to catch a maximum of five groundfish per day of any type, with the exception of Atlantic halibut, Greenland shark, Atlantic wolffish, northern wolffish, spotted wolffish, white hake, shellfish and crustaceans. These species must be returned to the water.

Fishers must abide by regulations in force to ensure the sustainability of fisheries resources and to allow the continuation of ice fishing activity in the future.

Please note that Canadian Coast Guard spring icebreaking operations on the Saguenay River will begin on or about March 11, 2014. The Coast Guard strongly recommends that all hikers, fishers and snowmobilers leave the ice during icebreaking activities, as shifting ice may create a danger for anyone in the area.

Quick Facts

  • The groundfish ice fishing season on the Saguenay River will open on January 18, 2014, and close on March 2, 2014.

  • Canadian Coast Guard spring icebreaking operations on the Saguenay River will begin on or about March 11, 2014.

For more information on groundfish ice fishing, visit www.qc.dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

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