Catch & Release

A catch and release policy was introduced on the Hunt River upon the commencement of the 2012 angling season. In 2014 Atlantic Rivers and LOOP entered into a collaboration with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to conduct baseline migration, redd densities, rearing habitat, and catch & release studies. Some of the results are currently publicly available while others will become available in due course. Most notable are the returning salmon numbers having increased fourfold since initiating a catch & release policy in 2012.