The management and protection of salmonids in Newfoundland and Labrador is a federal government responsibility. Regulations pertaining to salmonids in Newfoundland and Labrador are set out under the federal Fisheries Act. Our provincial government has played a significant role in the enforcement of these regulations and protection of inland fish.
The province’s IFE mandate is to apprehend those individuals who are having the most serious negative impact on our Atlantic salmon and trout stocks, through their illegal poaching activities (i.e. illegal netting, commercialization, etc.). These illegal activities are occurring in coastal (i.e. bays, harbors, estuaries, etc.) and inland waters (i.e. streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, etc.). The IFE will continue to target these individuals regardless of their geographical location in an effort to conserve and protect our valuable inland fish resource.