The ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP) needs your help to learn more about anadromous brook char fishing habits.

[Translate to Anglais:] Pêcheur avec sa canne à pêche qui pêche un omble de fontaine anadrome.

Also known as sea trout, this fish is prized by a multitude of recreational fishers and generates significant socio-economic benefits. However, its status shows declining population trends. The quality of fishing has declined over the past 30 years. Half of the monitored populations show a decline in abundance, which is a sign of overfishing and other external pressures. 

Participate in the survey

To ensure sustainable recreational fishing, the MFFP is seeking the cooperation of fishers who value this migratory species for its flavorful flesh and combative spirit, or who may accidentally catch it.

You are therefore invited to participate in a short survey This hyperlink will open in a new window.. The collected answers will improve the monitoring of anadromous brook char fishing across Québec. They will also help develop reliable indicators of fishing quality and population status. No information will be used to monitor compliance with regulations.

You have until July 31, 2021, to fill out the form. Please note that the questionnaire is only compatible with Google Chrome This hyperlink will open in a new window.Mozilla Firefox This hyperlink will open in a new window. or Safari This hyperlink will open in a new window..

Feel free to forward this invitation to your fellow fishers!

Declaring your catches 

Declaring your anadromous brook char harvest to wildlife managers is mandatory and necessary for the conservation of this migratory species! These declarations, mainly recorded on salmon rivers, are the only stock assessment tools currently available, hence their importance.

Join the voluntary monitoring 

There is no formal monitoring in public lands, primarily in estuarine and coastal areas (fishing zone 21) and in rivers outside of wildlife territories. Nonetheless, these zones are crucial for anadromous brook char, as they offer food, thermal shelter and breeding grounds.

You would like to make a real contribution to the conservation of this resource? Get involved in the voluntary monitoring of anadromous brook char fishing and biology in public lands! You can agree to participate and leave your contact information at the end of the survey.

Read the action plan

To learn more, refer to the Plan d’action de l’omble de fontaine anadrome 2019-2023 This hyperlink will open in a new window. (in French only).

Last update: June 2, 2021