Northwest Miramichi River rally

On Saturday, hundreds of Miramichi-area people gathered in Parks Landing to rally against the upcoming closure of a nearby section of the northwest Miramichi River.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada says a section from Red Bank Bridge downriver about 10 kilometres will be closed mid-May for three weeks to ensure successful spawning of striped bass.

Many local outfitters and guides depend on a short season to make their income and closing the river for three weeks hurts their business.