Listuguj Salmon Fisheries 2020
May 27, 2020 – Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic and the consequential restrictions imposed by the Government of New Brunswick, Listuguj has faced unique challenges, including increased economic uncertainty, job losses, store closures and unprecedented difficulty in accessing nutritious foods. This had led to changes to the Listuguj Salmon Fishing Plan 2020 to meet our basic needs.
On May 27, 2020, Chief and Council approved the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nations Fishing Plan – Atlantic Salmon 2020 at a duly convened council meeting. The Listuguj salmon fishery will begin one week earlier on May 27, 2020, and will end July 26, 2020 (St. Anne’s Day). Given Listuguj’s current reality, including lack of access to nutritious foods, due to the province of New Brunswick’s border enforcement, the early salmon fishing season will provide community members with access to traditional foods to meet their basic needs during this crisis.
All Listuguj salmon harvesters are to respect the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nations Fishing Plan – Atlantic Salmon 2020 on the entire Restigouche River watershed and estuary. Please consult the Listuguj Salmon Fishing Plan for more information, including fishing schedule.
For more information, please contact the Listuguj Rangers at 418-788-2222. For media requests, please contact Hilary Barnaby, Acting Communications Manager, at email@example.com.