Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland
The Survival and Enhancement of Our Salmon Stocks - Statement of Principles 2021
January 11, 2021
The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) was established in 1979 as a result of significant declines in Newfoundland salmon stocks. Along with its contemporary, Corner Brook based SPAWN and other conservation organizations formed since, SAEN has spent the last 41 years advocating and working on behalf of the Atlantic salmon and its important place in life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Our goal has always been that future generations of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians and visitors to our province have the opportunity to see and fish for these iconic creatures in clean wild rivers.
As we start the countdown to the 2021 salmon season and the finalization of the 2021 Atlantic salmon management plan, SAEN felt it was a good time to provide the public with a summary of who we are, what we do and have done and the guiding principles of our Association. The attached document sets this out and underlines the approach SAEN takes to the issues confronting Atlantic salmon in Newfoundland and
Labrador. We also recognize that, though we differ in approach, in beliefs and many other respects, every group or individual speaking up about salmon fishing management, policies and regulations in this province has the same ultimate goal, the survival and enhancement of our salmon stocks.