The minimum Atlantic sturgeon size that may be retained is 130cm (measured from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail).
There is no daily Atlantic sturgeon limit by angling, but anglers are strongly encouraged to release all sturgeon due to conservation concerns.
A provincial angling licence is required to angle for any species in inland waters.
In 2011, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) assessed Atlantic sturgeon as threatened. To date, there has been no decision by Government to formally list Atlantic sturgeon under the Species at Risk Act.