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Greenland, Stop Driving The Atlantic Salmon To Extinction

The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is very disappointed over the failure of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) to limit Greenland’s salmon harvest to sustainable levels, during negotiations to set regulatory measures at meetings that took place June 2 to 5 in Goose Bay, Labrador. Greenland would not budge below a quota of 45 tonnes, which was more than other Parties to the West Greenland Commission (made up of Greenland, Canada, the United States and the European Union), could accept. Denmark on behalf of Greenland unilaterally committed to limit the total annual catch for all components of its fisheries to take no more than 45 tonnes in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Scientists that advise NASCO have been very clear that there should be no harvest of North American salmon at Greenland. “A compromise would have been a subsistence fishery of no more than 20 tonnes, but more than twice this amount is unacceptable,” said Bill Taylor, President of ASF. “This will have a devastating effect on already endangered, threatened and at-risk salmon populations in North America and southern Europe.

Please consider signing this petition asking the Prime Minister of Greenland to help save the Atlantic Salmon from extinction.


Saving Salmo Salar, the King of Fish

The once-abundant salmon in the rivers of New England saved many an early settler from starvation. But more important than a food source, or as a sport fish, the Atlantic salmon is deeply engrained in the culture of every country it has inhabited.

Now we are fighting for their survival.

LINK (via: The Huffington Post)


Atlantic Salmon Federation calls on Greenland to cut catches

Some are calling on Greenland to scrap its commercial factory salmon fishery as part of a multinational effort to protect the stock that migrates north to feeding grounds off its west coast from rivers in Canada, the States and other countries.

The Atlantic Salmon Federation released figures Wednesday indicating that Greenland caught 63 per cent of a certain type of salmon that spent two winters off its coast, while Canada harvested 35 per cent of them.

LINK (via: CBC News)


WE ARE SALMON JUNKIES - The Official Trailer

The Atlantic salmon is known as the King of Fish. In the hierarchy of the river’s hidden world, it is top dog — swift and powerful, unpredictable and elusive, a sleek, stunning manifestation of nature’s grand design. Throughout the history of angling, for all who cast a fly, Salmo salar has been a shining prize. But for some, the salmon is more. For some, the Atlantic salmon is an object of obsession whose draw is so complete as to haunt every waking thought and fantasy. These most avid and passionate anglers are called “salmon junkies.”


Gail Shea orders all salmon caught in Maritimes to be released

Anglers will not be allowed to keep any Atlantic salmon caught in the Maritimes in 2015.

The conservation measure was announced Tuesday by Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Gail Shea in response to dwindling salmon numbers.

LINK (via: CBC News)


LOOP - Atlantic Salmon Reserve