Grazing, gardening and fishing to resume in Newfoundland after three years of drought
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has lifted restrictions on hunting, fishing and grazing in Newfoundland and Labrador, with no new restrictions set to take effect on Aug. 16.
The agency said it has lifted all restrictions on game hunting and fishing in the province since it last suspended restrictions in March, but the restrictions will remain in place until the end of the year.
The provincial government says hunting, trapping, fishing, trapping and logging activities are all still permitted in the territory.
The government says the reopening of hunting and trapping in Newfoundland will allow the province to offer hunters and trappers access to the province’s natural resources.
It says it has also extended the time for hunters to renew their licences.
The province has also released the latest information on the drought, with the province now reporting a dry, sunny day average for the first time in four years.
In May, the government reported a dry and sunny day in the first three months of the season.