While Gathering members for the Newfoundland Federation Of Hunters & Anglers [ NFHA] I came across a number of complaints concerning the one month closure of trouting season from mid April to mid May , and if anything could be done about it, and so I started digging . I spoke to a few people at DFO. one of whom was Mr. Bob Lambert, who referred me to Mr. Jason Simms . Mr. Simms was supposed to gather the information that I requested and forwarded it to me. After nearly eight months and several phone calls I am still waiting for that information. Today Jan. 15/ 2014 I called The boss Mr. Tony Blanchard and discussed it with him. My research has discovered that there isn't anyone at DFO .who can answer my question as to "why or when " this regulation was brought into effect.According to Mr.Blanchard ,during his discussions with scientists , is that it was an environmental issue and that other sources say it was for safety reasons. I , on the other hand was around when this regulation was brought into effect and if I remember correctly it was out of safety concerns. The scientific reasons for it have many flaws and in addition the safety factor is an insult , and as such there are many who would like to see the boots put to it . It is for this reason that I am working on doing just that.
I am wondering if there is anyone on site who can remember anything about when or why this regulation came about and more importantly if you have any written information on it. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.