British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations, 1996 (SOR/96-137)

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British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations, 1996

SOR/96-137

FISHERIES ACT

Registration 1996-03-05

British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations, 1996

P.C. 1996-273 1996-03-05

His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, pursuant to sections 8, 43Footnote * and 79.7Footnote ** of the Fisheries Act, is pleased hereby to repeal the British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations, made by Order in Council P.C. 1982-1920 of June 23, 1982Footnote ***, and to make the annexed Regulations respecting sport fishing in the Canadian fisheries waters of the Pacific Ocean and of the Province of British Columbia in substitution therefor, effective April 1, 1996.

 [Repealed, SOR/2017-58, s. 35]

Interpretation

  •  (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in these Regulations.

    Act

    Act means the Fisheries Act. (Loi)

    angling

    angling means fishing with a hook and line, with or without a rod. It does not include fishing with a set line. (pêche à la ligne)

    Area

    Area has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Pacific Fishery Management Area Regulations, 2007. (secteur)

    artificial fly

    artificial fly means

    • (a) in non-tidal waters, a single-pointed hook that is dressed only with fur, feathers, hair, textiles, tinsel, wire or any combination of those materials and to which no external weight or external attracting device is attached; and

    • (b) in tidal waters, a hook, or two hooks tied in tandem, dressed only with fur, feathers, hair, textiles, tinsel, wire or any combination of those materials. (mouche artificielle)

    day

    day means a calendar day. (jour ou journée)

    fin fish

    fin fish means all fish other than crustaceans, echinoderms, molluscs, shellfish and marine mammals. (poisson à nageoires)

    fly fishing

    fly fishing means angling with a line to which only an artificial fly is attached. (pêche à la mouche)

    foul hook

    foul hook means to hook a fish in any part of its body other than the mouth. (casaquer)

    gill net

    gill net has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Pacific Fishery Regulations, 1993. (filet maillant)

    hatchery trout

    hatchery trout means a trout of any kind that has a healed scar in place of the adipose fin. (truite d’élevage)

    hatchery chinook salmon

    hatchery chinook salmon means a chinook salmon that has a healed scar in place of the adipose, pelvic or pectoral fin, or in place of a maxillary. (saumon quinnat d’élevage)

    hatchery coho salmon

    hatchery coho salmon means a coho salmon that has a healed scar in place of the adipose, pelvic or pectoral fin, or in place of a maxillary. (saumon coho d’élevage)

    kokanee

    kokanee means a land-locked sockeye salmon. (kokani)

    management unit

    management unit or M.U. means an area designated as a management unit in section 2 of the Management Unit Regulation made pursuant to the Province’s Wildlife Act. (zone d’aménagement ou Z.A.)

    mesh size

    mesh size has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Pacific Fishery Regulations, 1993. (maillage)

    natural bait

    natural bait means any foodstuff or natural substance other than wood, cotton, wool, hair, fur or feathers. It does not include fin fish other than roe. (appât naturel)

    non-tidal waters

    non-tidal waters eans the waters of the Province other than tidal waters. (eaux sans marée)

    overall length

    overall length with respect to a fish, means the distance measured from the tip of the nose to the fork of the tail or, where there is no fork, to the tip of the tail. (longueur totale)

    Province

    Province means the Province of British Columbia. (province)

    Region

    Region means a region as described in section 3 of the Hunting Regulation made pursuant to the Province’s Wildlife Act. (Région)

    ring net

    ring net has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Pacific Fishery Regulations, 1993. (bolinche)

    salmon

    salmon means a chinook salmon, a chum salmon, a coho salmon, a pink salmon or a sockeye salmon other than a kokanee. (saumon)

    set line

    set line means a fishing line that is left unattended in the water. (ligne fixe)

    spear fishing

    spear fishing means fishing with a spear or an arrow that is propelled by a spring, an elastic band, compressed air or a bow or by hand. (pêche au harpon)

    sport fishing

    sport fishing means fishing for recreational purposes. (pêche sportive)

    steelhead

    steelhead, in waters where anadromous rainbow trout are found, means a rainbow trout that is greater than 50 cm in overall length. (truite arc-en-ciel anadrome)

    stream

    stream means a watercourse formed by the perennial or intermittent flow of water between continuous, definable banks and includes a river. (ruisseau)

    Subarea

    Subarea has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Pacific Fishery Management Area Regulations, 2007. (sous-secteur)

    surfline

    surfline has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Pacific Fishery Management Area Regulations, 2007. (ligne de démarcation)

    tidal portion of the Fraser River

    tidal portion of the Fraser River means the following Subareas or portions of Subareas:

    • (a) Subarea 29-11 and Subareas 29-13 to 29-17;

    • (b) the portion of Subarea 29-9 bounded on the west by a line from a fishing boundary sign near the entrance to Canoe Passage, thence to a fishing boundary sign on Westham Island, thence following the westerly shoreline of Westham Island and Reifel Island to Pelly Point on Reifel Island, thence to Garry Point on Lulu Island; and

    • (c) the portion of Subarea 29-12 bounded on the west by a line from the most southwesterly point of Sea Island, thence following the westerly shoreline of that island to the Iona Island Road Causeway, thence following that causeway and continuing in a straight line in a northerly direction to a fishing boundary sign on the north shore of Iona Island, thence in a straight line in a northerly direction to a fishing boundary sign on the mainland. (partie à marée du fleuve Fraser)

    tidal waters

    tidal waters means the waters of the Areas set out in Schedule 2 to the Pacific Fishery Management Area Regulations, 2007. (eaux à marée)

    trout

    trout means brook trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, lake trout, rainbow trout or steelhead. (truite)

    wild chinook salmon

    wild chinook salmon means a chinook salmon that is not a hatchery chinook salmon. (saumon quinnat sauvage)

    wild coho salmon

    wild coho salmon means a coho salmon that is not a hatchery coho salmon. (saumon coho sauvage)

    wild trout

    wild trout means a trout that is not a hatchery trout. (truite sauvage)

    year

    year means a period beginning on April 1 and ending on March 31. (année)

  • (2) A reference in these Regulations to a species of fish by its common name as set out in column I of an item of Schedule I shall be construed as a reference to the species of fish whose scientific name is set out in column II of that item.

  • (3) A reference in these Regulations to a measurement of mesh size, depth, length or any other dimension of a net shall be construed as a reference to a measurement taken when the net is wet.

  • SOR/98-545, s. 1(E)
  • SOR/2001-156, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/2002-380, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/2017-58, s. 36

Application

  •  (1) These Regulations apply in respect of sport fishing in the Canadian fisheries waters of the Pacific Ocean and of the Province.

  • (2) These Regulations do not apply in respect of fishing in waters to which the National Parks of Canada Fishing Regulations apply.

  • (3) These Regulations do not apply in respect of fishing in the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site.

  • (4) These Regulations do not apply to fishing and related activities carried out under the authority of a licence issued under the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations.

  • SOR/2002-225, s. 15
  • SOR/2002-380, s. 2

General

 Subject to these Regulations, no person shall molest or injure fish.

Protected Species

 No person shall fish for, or catch and retain, any species of fish set out in the table to this section.

TABLE

ItemSpecies of Fish
1Charlotte unarmored stickleback
2Enos stickleback
3Giant stickleback
4Green sturgeon
5Lake lamprey
6Nooksack dace
7Salish sucker
8Shorthead sculpin
9Speckled dace
10Umatilla dace

Gear Restrictions

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall angle with more than one fishing line

    • (a) in any lake or stream; or

    • (b) for white sturgeon.

  • (2) A person who is alone in a boat may angle with two fishing lines in a lake.

  • SOR/98-545, s. 2
  • SOR/2001-156, s. 2(F)

 No person shall angle with a fishing line to which is attached a weight that is greater than one kilogram.

  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (4), no person shall angle with a fishing line to which more than one hook, artificial lure or artificial fly is attached.

  • (2) A person may angle in the tidal portion of the Fraser River with two hooks, artificial lures or artificial flies, attached to a fishing line.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (4), a person may angle in tidal waters with any number of hooks attached to a fishing line if the hooks are used in combination to hold a single piece of bait.

  • (4) A person who is angling in tidal waters for herring, northern anchovy, Pacific sand lance or squid may use any number of hooks on a fishing line.

  • SOR/2001-156, s. 3(F)

 No person shall fish with a dip net unless

  • (a) it is hung on a frame that measures no more than 90 cm in its greatest dimension;

  • (b) the frame is attached to a handle; and

  • (c) the bottom of the dip net is closed to form a bag that is no longer than 1.5 times the greatest dimension of the frame.

Prohibited Methods

  •  (1) No person shall

    • (a) use a light in any manner to attract fish, unless the light is submerged and attached to a fishing line within 1 m of the fish hook;

    • (b) catch or attempt to catch fish with snares; or

    • (c) wilfully foul hook or attempt to foul hook any fish other than herring, northern anchovy, Pacific sand lance and squid.

  • (2) No person who accidentally foul hooks a fish in a lake or stream shall retain the fish.

  • SOR/2001-156, s. 4(F)

Angling from a Vessel

 No person shall angle from a vessel that is equipped with a motor in the waters set out in column I of an item of Schedule II situated in the M.U. set out in column II of that item during the period set out in column III of that item.

 No person shall angle from a vessel in the waters set out in column I of an item of Schedule III situated in the M.U. set out in column II of that item during the period set out in column III of that item.

Possession

  •  (1) No person shall possess more fish of a species, other than halibut, except at the person’s ordinary residence, than twice the daily quota for fish of that species prescribed by these Regulations.

  • (2) No person shall possess more than 3 halibut, except at the person’s ordinary residence.

 No person on board a vessel shall possess any halibut taken by sport fishing if there are any other fish on board the vessel that are destined for sale, trade or barter.

PART IFishing in Tidal Waters

Application

 This Part applies to fishing in tidal waters.

 The definitions in this section apply in this Part.

conservation stamp

conservation stamp means a stamp issued under section 17 that bears the words “salmon conservation/conservation du saumon” and the year for which the conservation stamp is valid. (timbre de conservation)

licence

licence means a tidal waters sport fishing licence issued under section 17. (permis)

Licences and Conservation Stamps

 The Minister may issue a licence or a conservation stamp to a person on request and on payment of the applicable fee set out in the table to this section.

TABLE

Licence and Conservation Stamp Fees

ItemColumn IColumn II
Licence or conservation stampFee ($)
1Licence, resident under 16 years of age, annualNo Charge
2Licence, resident 16 to 64 years of age, annual21.00
3Licence, resident 65 years of age or older, annual11.00
4Licence, resident, five-day16.00
5Licence, resident, three-day11.00
6Licence, resident, one-day5.25
7Licence, non-resident under 16 years of age, annualNo Charge
8Licence, non-resident 16 years of age or older, annual101.00
9Licence, non-resident, five-day31.00
10Licence, non-resident, three-day19.00
11Licence, non-resident, one-day7.00
12Conservation stamp6.00
  • For the purposes of this table, resident means a person who normally resides in Canada.
  • SOR/96-138, s. 1
  • SOR/98-545, s. 3
  •  (1) No person shall

    • (a) fish unless the person holds a licence; or

    • (b) catch and retain salmon unless the person holds a licence to which is permanently affixed a conservation stamp that is valid for the same year as the licence.

  • (2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply on the third Sunday in June or the Friday or Saturday immediately preceding that day.

  • SOR/2010-113, s. 1

 [Repealed, SOR/2002-380, s. 3]

 No person shall harvest herring spawn on kelp other than under the authority of a licence issued under the Fishery (General) Regulations, the Pacific Fishery Regulations, 1993 or the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations.

 No person shall hold more than one licence.

Catch Records

 A licence holder who catches and retains a lingcod or a chinook salmon shall immediately record the catch on the licence or, if a record can be made in a catch registry kept by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, in that registry.

  • SOR/98-545, s. 4
  • SOR/2019-76, s. 1

 The licence holder shall not alter the record made under section 22.

  • SOR/2019-76, s. 1

PART IIFishing for Fin Fish Other than Salmon in Tidal Waters

Application

 This Part applies to fishing for fin fish other than salmon in tidal waters.

Close Times

  •  (1) No person shall fish for fish of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule IV, in any Subarea, with a type of gear or by a method set out in column III of that item during the close time set out in column IV of that item.

  • (2) The close time set out in column IV of item 21 of Schedule IV is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of fish set out in column I.

  • SOR/2001-156, s. 5

Daily Quotas for Individual Species

  •  (1) No person shall catch and retain in a day more fish of a species set out in column I of Schedule IV, in any Subarea, than the daily quota set out in column II.

  • (2) The quota set out in column II of item 21 of Schedule IV is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of fish set out in column I.

  • SOR/2001-156, s. 6

Aggregate Daily Quotas

 No person shall, in a day, catch and retain more than

  • (a) four wild trout and hatchery trout, in the aggregate, in any Subarea;

  • (b) four wild trout and hatchery trout, in the aggregate; or

  • (c) eight rockfish.

  • SOR/2001-156, s. 7

Annual Quotas

 No person shall catch and retain in a year more than 10 lingcod in the aggregate from Areas 11 to 19, 28 and 29 and Subareas 20-5 to 20-7.

 No person shall catch and retain more than one white sturgeon in a year.

Size Limits

 No person shall catch and retain in any Subarea

  • (a) a white sturgeon that measures less than 100 cm or more than 150 cm in overall length;

  • (b) a wild trout that measures less than 30 cm in overall length;

  • (c) a hatchery trout that measures less than 30 cm in overall length; or

  • (d) a lingcod that measures less than 65 cm in overall length or that measures, with the head off, less than 53 cm in length when measured along the shortest length of the body to the tip of the tail.

  • SOR/2002-380, s. 4

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish for fish of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule IV other than with a type of gear or by a method set out in column III of that item.

 No person shall fish for eulachon or smelt with a gill net

  • (a) that exceeds 7.5 m in length; or

  • (b) that has a mesh size of less than 25 mm or more than 50 mm.

 No person shall fish for eulachon or smelt with more than one net at a time.

PART IIIFishing for Crustaceans, Echinoderms, Molluscs and Shellfish in Tidal Waters

Application

 This Part applies to fishing for crustaceans, echinoderms, molluscs and shellfish in tidal waters.

Close Times

  •  (1) No person shall fish for fish of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule V, in any Subarea, with a type of gear or by a method set out in column III of that item during the close time set out in column IV of that item.

  • (2) The close time set out in column IV of subitem 3(6) of Schedule V is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of crab set out in column I.

  • (3) The close time set out in column IV of item 19 of Schedule V is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of fish set out in column I.

  • SOR/2001-156, s. 8

Daily Quotas for Individual Species

  •  (1) No person shall catch and retain in a day more fish of a species set out in column I of Schedule V, in any Subarea, than the daily quota set out in column II.

  • (2) The quota set out in column II of subitem 3(6) of Schedule V is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of crab referred to in column I.

  • (3) The quota set out in column II of item 19 of Schedule V is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of fish referred to in column I.

  • SOR/2001-156, s. 9

Aggregate Daily Quotas

 No person shall catch and retain in a day more than

  • (a) 75 clams;

  • (b) four Dungeness crab and red rock crab, in the aggregate, in all of Areas 11 to 20, 28 and 29;

  • (c) six Dungeness crab, red rock crab and king crab, in the aggregate, in all of Areas 1 to 10 and 21 to 27 or in any Subarea outside the surfline;

  • (d) 75 mussels; or

  • (e) six purple-hinged rock scallops and weather-vane scallops in the aggregate.

Size Limits

  •  (1) No person shall catch and retain

    • (a) an abalone that measures less than 100 mm in a straight line through the greatest breadth of the shell;

    • (b) a Dungeness crab that measures less than 165 mm in a straight line through the greatest breadth of the carapace; or

    • (c) a red rock crab that measures less than 115 mm in a straight line through the greatest breadth of the carapace

  • (2) No person shall remove an abalone from its resting place without first ensuring that it is of a size greater than that described in paragraph (1)(a).

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish for fish of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule V other than with a type of gear or by a method set out in column III of that item.

  •  (1) No person shall fish for crab with more than two ring nets, dip nets and crab traps in the aggregate.

  • (2) No person shall fish for crab with a ring net or crab trap unless a tag, float or buoy that bears the operator’s name is attached to the net or trap.

  • (3) Despite subsection (2), if two crab traps are attached to one ground-line, it is sufficient to attach a tag, float or buoy that bears the operator’s name to one end of the ground-line.

  • SOR/2002-380, s. 5
  •  (1) No person shall fish for shrimp with more than four shrimp traps.

  • (2) No person shall fish for shrimp with a shrimp trap unless a tag, float or buoy that bears the operator’s name is attached to the trap.

  • (3) Despite subsection (2), if two traps are attached to one ground-line, it is sufficient to attach a tag, float or buoy that bears the operator’s name to one end of the ground-line.

  • (4) For greater certainty, if more than two traps are attached to one ground-line, paragraph 27(6)(b) of the Fishery (General) Regulations applies.

  • SOR/2002-380, s. 5
  •  (1) No person shall fish for octopus with an octopus trap unless a tag, float or buoy that bears the operator’s name is attached to the trap.

  • (2) Despite subsection (1), if two traps are attached to one ground-line, it is sufficient to attach a tag, float or buoy that bears the operator’s name to one end of the ground-line.

  • (3) For greater certainty, if more than two traps are attached to one ground-line, paragraph 27(6)(b) of the Fishery (General) Regulations applies.

  • SOR/2002-380, s. 5

 No person shall fish with a crab trap unless the trap has a section in the top or in a sidewall that has been laced, sewn or otherwise secured by a single length of untreated cotton twine no greater than grade No. 120, which, on deterioration or parting, produces a rectangular opening with a minimum size of 7 cm × 20 cm or a square opening with a minimum size of 11 cm × 11 cm.

 No person shall set, operate or leave unattended in the water any ring net or any crab, shrimp or octopus trap unless the tag, float or buoy attached to the ring net or trap bears the operator’s name.

  • SOR/2002-380, s. 6

PART IVFishing for Salmon in Tidal and Non-Tidal Waters

Application

 This Part applies to fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal waters.

Close Times

 No person shall fish for salmon of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule VI, in any Subarea, lake or stream, during the close time set out in column V of that item.

Daily Quotas for Individual Species

 No person shall catch and retain in a day more salmon of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule VI, of an overall length set out in column III of that item, in any Subarea, lake or stream, than the daily quota set out in column IV of that item.

Aggregate Daily Quotas

  •  (1) No person shall catch and retain in a day, in any Subarea, lake or stream, more than

    • (a) four hatchery chinook salmon and wild chinook salmon, in the aggregate, that measure 50 cm or less in overall length;

    • (b) two hatchery chinook salmon and wild chinook salmon, in the aggregate, that measure more than 50 cm in overall length;

    • (c) four hatchery chinook salmon and wild chinook salmon, in the aggregate;

    • (d) four hatchery coho salmon and wild coho salmon, in the aggregate, that measure 35 cm or less in overall length;

    • (e) two hatchery coho salmon and wild coho salmon, in the aggregate, that measure more than 35 cm in overall length; or

    • (f) four hatchery coho salmon and wild coho salmon, in the aggregate.

  • (2) No person shall catch and retain in a day more than four salmon, in the aggregate, from all waters.

  • SOR/2001-156, s. 10(E)

Monthly Quota for Chinook Salmon

 No person shall catch and retain in a month in any lake or stream, more than 10 chinook salmon, in the aggregate, that measure more than 50 cm in overall length.

  • SOR/2002-380, s. 7(E)

Aggregate Annual Quotas

 No person shall catch and retain in a year more than:

  • (a) 20 chinook salmon, in the aggregate, from the waters of Subareas 19-1 to 19-4 and 20-5 to 20-7;

  • (b) 15 chinook salmon, in the aggregate, from the waters of Area 12 (not including Subarea 12-14), Areas 13 to 18, Area 19 (not including Subareas 19-1 to 19-4), Area 28 and Area 29 (not including the tidal portion of the Fraser River);

  • (c) 10 chinook salmon that measure more than 50 cm in overall length from the tidal portion of the Fraser River;

  • (d) 30 chinook salmon, in the aggregate, from all tidal waters, not including chinook salmon that measure 50 cm or less in overall length that are taken from the tidal portion of the Fraser River; or

  • (e) 10 chinook salmon that measure more than 50 cm in overall length from all non-tidal waters.

Size Limits

 No person shall catch and retain a salmon of a species set out in column I of Schedule VI, in any Subarea, lake or stream, the overall length of which is less than the minimum overall length set out in column II.

  • SOR/2001-156, s. 11

Method, Gear and Bait Restrictions

 No person shall fish for salmon by a method or with a type of gear or bait set out in column I of an item of the table to this section in any Subarea, lake or stream during the close time set out in column II of that item.

TABLE

Close Times for Salmon Angling by Method, Gear and Bait

ItemColumn IColumn II
Method, Gear or BaitClose Time
METHOD
1Fly fishingFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31
2Angling other than fly fishingFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31
GEAR
3A hook having more than one pointFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31
4Barbed hookFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31
5A hook having a single point greater than 15 mm from point to shankFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31
BAIT
6Natural baitFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31
7Dead fin fish other than roeJan. 1 to Dec. 31
8Live fin fish other than roeJan. 1 to Dec. 31
9A hook or an artificial lureFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31
  • SOR/2002-380, s. 8(E)

 No person shall fish for salmon other than by angling.

PART VFishing for Fin Fish Other than Salmon in Non-Tidal Waters

Application

 This Part applies to fishing for fin fish, other than salmon, in non-tidal waters.

Gear

 Subject to section 53, no person shall fish other than by angling or with a set line.

  • SOR/2001-156, s. 12

Spears

 A person may fish with a spear for burbot or fish of any species not listed in the table to section 58 in Regions 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Set Lines

 A person who is fishing with a set line shall not

  • (a) use more than one set line;

  • (b) use a hook that is less than 3 cm measured from the point to the shank; or

  • (c) retain fish of any species listed in the table to section 58 other than burbot.

Close Times

  •  (1) No person shall fish for, or catch and retain, fish of any species, in a lake or stream, from 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31.

  • (2) The close time established by subsection (1) is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of fish.

Daily Quotas

  •  (1) No person shall catch and retain in a day more fish of a species set out in column I of Schedule VII, of an overall length set out in column II, than

    • (a) the daily quota set out in column III or the daily catch limit under section 7 of the Yukon Territory Fishery Regulations, in respect of fish caught in Atlin Lake, Bennett Lake, Laidlaw Lake, Morley Lake, Tagish Lake, Teslin Lake, or in Rancheria River, Swift River or their tributaries; or

    • (b) the daily quota set out in column III, in any other case.

  • (2) A person who, in a day, has caught and retained the daily quota for steelhead in a lake or stream shall cease fishing in that lake or stream for the rest of the day.

  • SOR/2001-156, s. 13

Aggregate Daily Quotas

 No person shall catch and retain in a day from any lake or stream, more than

  • (a) six wild rainbow trout and hatchery rainbow trout, in the aggregate;

  • (b) one wild steelhead and hatchery steelhead, in the aggregate;

  • (c) six wild cutthroat trout and hatchery cutthroat trout, in the aggregate;

  • (d) six wild brown trout and hatchery brown trout, in the aggregate;

  • (e) six wild brook trout and hatchery brook trout, in the aggregate;

  • (f) six wild Dolly Varden and hatchery Dolly Varden, in the aggregate;

  • (g) six wild lake trout and hatchery lake trout, in the aggregate;

  • (h) four smallmouth and largemouth bass, in the aggregate; or

  • (i) 25 wild kokanee and hatchery kokanee, in the aggregate.

  • SOR/2002-380, s. 9(E)

 No person shall catch and retain in a day a quantity of fish of a species set out in column I of an item of the table to this section, from all non-tidal waters, that exceeds the aggregate daily quota set out in column II of that item.

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn II
SpeciesAggregate Daily Quota
1Rainbow trout6
2Steelhead1
3Cutthroat trout6
4Brown trout6
5Dolly Varden6
6Lake trout6
7Brook trout6
8Bass4
9Whitefish15
10Arctic grayling3
11Burbot10
12Kokanee25
13Northern pike5
14Walleye8
15White sturgeon1
16Yellow perch20
17Inconnu1
18Black crappie20
19Goldeye10
20Crayfish25

Monthly Quota for Steelhead

 No person shall catch and retain in a month more than two steelhead in any lake or stream.

  • SOR/2002-380, s. 10

Annual Quotas

 No person shall catch and retain in a year more than

  • (a) 10 steelhead;

  • (b) one white sturgeon;

  • (c) five rainbow trout greater than 50 cm in overall length from the part of Kootenay Lake east of a line between signs posted at Balfour Point and Proctor Lighthouse;

  • (d) five rainbow trout greater than 50 cm in overall length from Shuswap Lake, including Seymour Arm, Anstey Arm and Salmon Arm, Little Shuswap Lake, and the portion of South Thompson River (Little River) between those lakes and Mara Lake; or

  • (e) five Dolly Varden and lake trout greater than 60 cm in overall length, in the aggregate, from Shuswap Lake, including Seymour Arm, Anstey Arm and Salmon Arm, Little Shuswap Lake, and the portion of South Thompson River (Little River) between those lakes and Mara Lake.

  • SOR/2001-156, s. 14(F)

Miscellaneous

 No person shall use as bait or possess for that purpose any freshwater invertebrate at a lake.

 Subject to these Regulations, no person shall deposit any substance into the water for the purpose of attracting fish.

Method, Gear and Bait Restrictions

 No person shall fish for any species of fish by a method or with a type of gear or bait set out in column I of an item of the table to this section, in a lake or stream, during the close time set out in column II of that item.

TABLE

Close Times for Fishing by Method, Gear and Bait

ItemColumn IColumn II
Method, Gear or BaitClose Time
METHOD
1Fly fishingFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31
2Angling other than fly fishingFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31
3Spear fishingJan. 1 to Dec. 31
4Set lineJan. 1 to Dec. 31
GEAR
5A hook having more than one pointFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31
6Barbed hookFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31
7A hook having a single point greater than 15 mm from point to shankFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31
BAIT
8Natural baitFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31
9Dead fin fish other than roeJan. 1 to Dec. 31
10Live fin fish other than roeJan. 1 to Dec. 31
11A hook or an artificial lureFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31

PART VITicketable Offences

Prescribed Offences

 The contravention of a provision of these Regulations set out in column I of an item of Schedule VIII is an offence to which section 79.7 of the Act applies and may be described in tickets in the manner set out in column II of that item.

Fines

 Where proceedings are commenced under section 79.7 of the Act, the amount of the fine for an offence described in column II of an item of Schedule VIII is the amount set out in column III of that item.

SCHEDULE I(Subsection 2(2))

Common and Scientific Names

Column IColumn II
Common NameScientific Name
AbaloneHaliotis kamtschatkana
Arctic graylingThymallus arcticus
Bass
  • (1) Largemouth

  • (1) Micropterus salmoides

  • (2) Smallmouth

  • (2) Micropterus dolomieui

Black crappiePomoxis nigromaculatus
Brook troutSalvelinus fontinalis
Brown troutSalmo trutta
BurbotLota lota
Charlotte unarmored stickleback, Enos stickleback or giant sticklebackGasterosteus sp.
Chinook salmonOncorhynchus tshawytscha
Chum salmonOncorhynchus keta
Clam
  • (1) Saxidomus giganteus

  • (2) Clinocardium nuttali

  • (3) Panopea generosa

  • (4) Any species of Tresus

  • (5) Littleneck

  • (5) Protothaca staminea

  • (6) Tapes philippinarum

  • (7) Siliqua patula

  • (8) Mya arenaria

Coho salmonOncorhynchus kisutch
CodfishAny species of Gadidae
Crab
  • (1) Lopholithodes spp.

  • (2) Cancer magister

  • (3) Paralithodes camtschatica

  • (4) Cancer productus

  • (5) Any species of Decapoda except Cancer magister and Cancer productus

CrayfishPacifastacus spp.
Cutthroat troutOncorhynchus clarki
Dolly Varden (including bull trout)Salvelinus malma and Salvelinus confluentus
EulachonThaleichthys pacificus
Ghost shrimpCallianassa californiensis
Giant barnacleBalanus sp.
GoldeyeHiodon alosoides
Goose barnaclePollicipes spp.
GreenlingAny species of Hexagrammidae except Ophiodon elongatus
Green sturgeonAcipenser medirostris
HalibutHippoglossus stenolepis
HerringClupea harengus pallasi
InconnuStenodus leucichthys
KokaneeOncorhynchus nerka
Lake lampreyLampetra macrostoma
Lake troutSalvelinus namaycush
LimpetAny species of Archaeogastropoda except Haliotis kamtschatkana
LingcodOphiodon elongatus
Mussel
  • (1) Mytilus edulis

  • (2) California

  • (2) Mytilus californianus

Nooksack daceRhinichthys sp.
Northern anchovyEngraulis mordax mordax
Northern pikeEsox lucius
OctopusOctopus dofleini
OysterCrassostrea gigas
Pacific sand lanceAmmodytes hexapterus
Pink salmonOncorhynchus gorbuscha
Rainbow trout (including steelhead and Kamloops)Oncorhynchus mykiss
RockfishAny species of Scorpaenidae
SablefishAnoplopoma fimbria
Salish suckerCatostomus sp.
Sand dollarDendraster excentricus
Scallop
  • (1) Chlamys rubida

  • (2) Purple-hinged rock

  • (2) Crassadoma gigantea

  • (3) Chlamys hastata

  • (4) Weather-vane

  • (4) Patinopecten caurinus

SculpinAny species of Cottidae
Sea cucumberParastichopus californicus
Sea urchinStrongylocentrotus franciscanus and Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis
Shorthead sculpinCottus confusus
ShrimpAny species of Pandalidae
Sixgill sharkHexanchus griseus
SkateRaja spp.
SmeltHypomemus pretiosus pretiosus
Sockeye salmonOncorhynchus nerka
Sole or flounderAny species of Pleuronectidae except Hippoglossus stenolepis
Speckled daceRhinichthys osculus
SquidTeuthoidea
StarfishAsteroidea
SurfperchAny species of Embiotocidae
Umatilla daceRhinichthys umatilla
WalleyeStizostedion vitreum
WhelkAny species of and Negastropoda
Whitefish
  • (1) Coregonus clupeaformis

  • (2) Prosopium williamsoni

White sturgeonAcipenser transmontanus
Yellow perchPerca flavescens
Yelloweye rockfishSebastes ruberrimus
  • SOR/2017-58, s. 37

SCHEDULE II(Section 11)

Waters in Which the Use of a Vessel Equipped with a Motor Is Prohibited While Angling

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
WatersManagement UnitsPeriod
1Nicomekl River above dyke gate2-4Jan. 1 to Dec. 31
2Serpentine River above dyke gate2-4Jan. 1 to Dec. 31
3Clearwater River below Falls Creek3-40, 3-46Jan. 1 to Dec. 31
4Atnarko River5-6, 5-11Jan. 1 to Dec. 31
5Bella Coola River5-8, 5-11Jan. 1 to Dec. 31
6Chilcotin River5-12 to 5-14Jan. 1 to Dec. 31
7Chilko River above bridge at Henry’s Crossing5-5Sept. 11 to Sept. 30
8Horsefly River, from Woodjam Bridge to Quesnel Lake5-2, 5-15Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

SCHEDULE III(Section 12)

Waters in Which the Use of a Vessel Is Prohibited While Angling

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
WatersManagement UnitsPeriod
1Bainbridge Lake1-7Jan. 1 to Dec. 31
2Thompson River below Kamloops Lake3-13, 3-14, 3-18Jan. 1 to Dec. 31
3Babine River below fish counting fence6-8Jan. 1 to Dec. 31
4Bulkley River from Morice River to C.N. bridge at Barrett6-9Aug. 15 to Dec. 31
5Bulkley River in Moricetown Canyon and within 100 m below Moricetown Canyon6-9Jan. 1 to Dec. 31
6Kispiox River and tributaries6-30Jan. 1 to Dec. 31
7Morice River and tributaries6-9Aug. 15 to Dec. 31
8Skeena River within a triangular area bounded by three fishing boundary signs posted at the mouth of Kispiox River6-8Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

SCHEDULE IV(Sections 24, 25 and 30)

Gear, Close Times and Quotas for Fin Fish Other than Salmon in Tidal Waters

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
SpeciesDaily QuotaType of Gear or MethodClose Time
1Codfish8
  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) Spear fishing while diving

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

2Eulachon20 kg
  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

3Greenling3
  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) Spear fishing while diving

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

4Halibut2
  • (1) Jan. 1 to Jan. 31

  • (2) Spear fishing while diving

  • (2) Jan. 1 to Jan. 31

5Herring20 kg
  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) Herring jig

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (3) Herring rake

  • (3) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (4) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

6Lingcod3
  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) Spear fishing while diving

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

7Northern anchovy20 kg
  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) Herring jig

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (3) Herring rake

  • (3) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (4) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

8Pacific sand lance5 kg
  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) Herring jig

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (3) Herring rake

  • (3) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (4) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

9Rockfish, except Yelloweye rockfish8
  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) Spear fishing while diving

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

10Sablefish4AnglingFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31
11Skate1AnglingFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31
12Sculpin8AnglingFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31
13Sixgill shark1AnglingFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31
14Smelt20 kg
  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

15Sole and Flounder8
  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) Spear fishing while diving

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

16Surfperch8AnglingFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31
17Trout (Hatchery)
  • (1) 50 cm or less: 2

  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) more than 50 cm: 2

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

18Trout (Wild)
  • (1) 50 cm or less: 2

  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) more than 50 cm: 2

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

19White sturgeon1AnglingFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31
20Yelloweye rockfish2
  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) Spear fishing while diving

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

21Any species of fin fish, other than salmon and species referred to in items 1 to 2020
  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31 to 20

  • (3) Spear fishing while diving

  • (3) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (4) Herring jig

  • (4) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (5) Herring rake

  • (5) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

SCHEDULE V(Sections 34, 35 and 38)

Gear, Close Times and Quotas for Molluscs, Echinoderms, Crustaceans and Shellfish in Tidal Waters

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
SpeciesDaily QuotaType of Gear or MethodClose Time
1Abalone1
  • (a) Hand picking while diving

  • (a) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (b) Hand picking while snorkelling

  • (b) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

  • (c) Hand picking

  • (c) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

2Clam
  • (1) Hand picking or hand digging

  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) Hand picking or hand digging

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (3) Hand picking or hand digging

  • (3) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (4) Littleneck

  • (4) Hand digging

  • (4) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (5) Hand digging

  • (5) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (6) Hand digging

  • (6) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (7) Hand digging

  • (7) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (8) Hand picking or hand digging

  • (8) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

3Crab
  • (a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (c) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (d) Hand picking while diving

  • (d) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (e) Hand picking

  • (e) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (c) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (d) Hand picking while diving

  • (d) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (e) Hand picking

  • (e) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (c) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (d) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (4) Hand picking

  • (4) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (c) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (d) Hand picking while diving

  • (d) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (e) Hand picking

  • (e) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (6) Any species of crab not referred to in subitems (1) to (5)

  • (a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (c) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (d) Hand picking

  • (d) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (e) Hand picking while diving

  • (e) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

4Ghost shrimp50
  • (a) Hand digging

  • (a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

5Giant barnacles6DivingFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31
6Goose barnacle2 kgHand pickingFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31
7Limpets75Hand pickingFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31
8Mussel
  • (1) Hand picking

  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) California

  • (2) Hand picking

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

9Octopus1
  • (a) Hand picking while diving

  • (a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (b) Hand picking

  • (b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (c) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (d) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

10Oysters15 oysters or 1/2 L. shuckedHand pickingFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31
11Sand dollars6Hand pickingFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31
12Scallop
  • (1) Purple-hinged rock

  • (a) Hand picking, using a knife to remove the adductor muscle while diving

  • (a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (b) Hand picking

  • (b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) Pink and spiny

  • (a) Hand picking while diving

  • (a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (b) Hand picking

  • (b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (3) Weather-vane

  • (a) Hand picking while diving

  • (a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (b) Hand picking

  • (b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

13Sea cucumber12
  • (a) Hand picking while diving

  • (a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (b) Hand picking

  • (b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

14Sea urchin12
  • (a) Hand picking while diving

  • (a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (b) Hand picking

  • (b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

15Shrimp200
  • (a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (b) Spear fishing while diving

  • (b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (c) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

16Squid5 kg
  • (a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

17Starfish6
  • (a) Hand picking

  • (a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

18Whelks75Hand pickingFrom 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31
19Any species of fish not referred to in items 1 to 1820
  • (a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (b) Hand picking while diving

  • (b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (d) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (d) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (e) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (f) Hand picking or hand digging

  • (f) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (g) Spear fishing while diving

  • (g) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (h) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (i) Hand picking while snorkelling

  • (i) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • SOR/98-545, s. 5
  • SOR/2001-156, ss. 15 to 17(F)
  • SOR/2002-380, s. 11

SCHEDULE VI(Sections 43, 44 and 48)

Close Times, Size Limits and Quotas for Salmon in Tidal and Non-Tidal Waters

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn V
SpeciesMinimum Overall LengthOverall LengthDaily QuotasClose Time
1Hatchery chinook salmon45 cm
  • (1) 50 cm or less

  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) over 50 cm

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

2Wild chinook salmon45 cm
  • (1) 50 cm or less

  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) over 50 cm

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

3Hatchery coho salmon30 cm
  • (1) 35 cm or less

  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) over 35 cm

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

4Wild coho salmon30 cm
  • (1) 35 cm or less

  • (1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

  • (2) over 35 cm

  • (2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

5Sockeye salmon30 cm30 cm or more4From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31
6Pink salmon30 cm30 cm or more4From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31
7Chum salmon30 cm30 cm or more4From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

SCHEDULE VII(Section 56)

Fishing Quotas and Overall Length Limits for Non-Tidal Waters by Species

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
SpeciesOverall LengthQuota
1Wild rainbow trout
  • (a) less than 30 cm

  • (b) 30 cm to 50 cm

  • (c) more than 50 cm

2Hatchery rainbow trout
  • (a) less than 30 cm

  • (b) 30 cm to 50 cm

  • (c) more than 50 cm

3Wild steelhead50 cm or more1
4Hatchery steelhead50 cm or more1
5Wild cutthroat trout
  • (a) less than 30 cm

  • (b) 30 cm to 50 cm

  • (c) more than 50 cm

6Hatchery cutthroat trout
  • (a) less than 30 cm

  • (b) 30 cm to 50 cm

  • (c) more than 50 cm

7Wild brown trout
  • (a) less than 30 cm

  • (b) 30 cm to 50 cm

  • (c) more than 50 cm

8Hatchery brown trout
  • (a) less than 30 cm

  • (b) 30 cm to 50 cm

  • (c) more than 50 cm

9Wild brook trout
  • (a) less than 30 cm

  • (b) 30 cm to 50 cm

  • (c) more than 50 cm

10Hatchery brook trout
  • (a) less than 30 cm

  • (b) 30 cm to 50 cm

  • (c) more than 50 cm

11Wild Dolly Varden
  • (a) less than 30 cm

  • (b) 30 cm to 50 cm

  • (c) more than 50 cm

12Hatchery Dolly Varden
  • (a) less than 30 cm

  • (b) 30 cm to 50 cm

  • (c) more than 50 cm

13Wild lake trout
  • (a) less than 30 cm

  • (b) 30 cm to 50 cm

  • (c) more than 50 cm

14Hatchery lake trout
  • (a) less than 30 cm

  • (b) 30 cm to 50 cm

  • (c) more than 50 cm

15Smallmouth bass
  • (a) less than 40 cm

  • (b) 40 cm or more

16Largemouth bass
  • (a) less than 40 cm

  • (b) 40 cm or more

17Whitefish
  • (a) 30 cm or less

  • (b) more than 30 cm

18Arctic grayling
  • (a) 30 cm or less

  • (b) more than 30 cm

19Black crappie
  • (a) 20 cm or less

  • (b) more than 20 cm

20Burbot
  • (a) 30 cm or less

  • (b) more than 30 cm

21Wild kokanee
  • (a) 30 cm or less

  • (b) more than 30 cm

22Hatchery kokanee
  • (a) 30 cm or less

  • (b) more than 30 cm

23Northern pike
  • (a) 90 cm or less

  • (b) more than 90 cm

24Walleye
  • (a) 70 cm or less

  • (b) more than 70 cm

25White sturgeon
  • (a) less than 100 cm

  • (b) 100 to 200 cm

  • (c) more than 200 cm

26Yellow perchany length20
27Goldeyeany length10
28Inconnu
  • (a) 30 cm or less

  • (b) more than 30 cm

29Crayfishany length25

SCHEDULE VIII(Sections 64 and 65)

Summary of Offences and Fines

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
Provision of RegulationsOffenceFine ($)
14Molest fish250
24Injure fish250
35Fish for protected species500
45Catch and retain protected species1,000
56(1)(a)Angle with more than one fishing line150
66(1)(b)Angle for white sturgeon with more than one line150
7[Repealed, SOR/98-545, s. 6]
87Angle with illegal weight attached to fishing line150
98(1)Angle with fishing line to which more than one hook, artificial lure or artificial fly is attached150
109Fish with illegal dip net150
1110(1)(a)Use light to attract fish in an illegal manner150
1210(1)(b)Catch fish with snares150
1310(1)(b)Attempt to catch fish with snares150
1410(1)(c)Wilfully foul hook fish150
1510(1)(c)Attempt to foul hook fish150
1610(2)Retain foul-hooked fish150
1711Angle from a vessel equipped with a motor in prohibited waters150
1812Angle from a vessel in prohibited waters150
1913(1)Possess more than twice the daily quota of fish, other than halibut100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
2013(2)Possess more than 3 halibut100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of 3 up to a maximum of 1,000
2114Possess sport-caught halibut on board vessel together with other fish destined for sale, trade or barter250
2218(1)(a)Fish without a licence100
2318(1)(b)Catch and retain salmon without valid conservation stamp100
24[Repealed, SOR/2002-380, s. 12]
2520Harvest herring spawn on kelp without applicable licence500
2621Hold more than one licence100
2722Failure to maintain catch records100
2824(1)Fish for fin fish during a close time250
2925(1)Catch and retain fin fish of a species other than salmon in excess of the daily quota100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
3026(a)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery trout in any Subarea100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
3126(b)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery trout100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
3226(c)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for rockfish100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
3327Catch and retain more than the aggregate annual quota for lingcod100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
3428Catch and retain more than the annual quota of white sturgeon100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
3529(1)(a)Catch and retain undersized white sturgeon100, plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000
3629(1)(a)Catch and retain oversized white sturgeon100, plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000
3729(1)(b)Catch and retain undersized wild trout100, plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000
3829(1)(c)Catch and retain undersized hatchery trout100, plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000
3929(1)(d)Catch and retain undersized lingcod100, plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000
4030Fish with prohibited gear150
4130Fish by prohibited method150
4231Fish for eulachon with prohibited gear150
4331Fish for smelt with prohibited gear150
4432Fish for eulachon with more than one net at a time150
4532Fish for smelt with more than one net at a time150
4634Fish for certain fish during close time250
4735Catch and retain certain fish in excess of the daily quota100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
4836(a)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for clams100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
4936(b)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of Dungeness crab and red rock crab100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
5036(c)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of Dungeness crab, red rock crab and king crab100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
5136(d)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for mussels100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
5236(e)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of purple-hinged rock and weather-vane scallops100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
5337(1)(a)Catch and retain undersized abalone100, plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000
5437(1)(b)Catch and retain undersized Dungeness crab100, plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000
5537(1)(c)Catch and retain undersized red rock crab100 plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000
5637(2)Fail to ensure abalone is of a size that is not prohibited before removing from resting place150
5738Fish with prohibited gear150
5838Fish by prohibited method150
5939(1)Fish for crab with more than two ring nets, dip nets and crab traps in the aggregate150
59.139(2)Fish for crab with ring net without an attached tag, float or buoy that bears operator’s name150
59.239(2)Fish for crab with crab trap without an attached tag, float or buoy that bears operator’s name150
6040(1)Fish for shrimp with more than four shrimp traps150
60.140(2)Fish for shrimp with shrimp trap without an attached tag, float or buoy that bears operator’s name150
60.240.1(1)Fish for octopus with octopus trap without an attached tag, float or buoy that bears operator’s name150
6141Fish with illegal crab trap150
61.141.1Set ring net with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name150
61.241.1Set crab trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name150
61.341.1Set shrimp trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name150
61.441.1Set octopus trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name150
61.541.1Operate ring net with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name150
61.641.1Operate crab trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name150
61.741.1Operate shrimp trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name150
61.841.1Operate octopus trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name150
61.941.1Leave unattended ring net with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name150
61.1041.1Leave unattended crab trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name150
61.1141.1Leave unattended shrimp trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name150
61.1241.1Leave unattended octopus trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name150
6243Fish for salmon during close time250
6344Catch and retain salmon in excess of the daily quota100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
6445(1)(a)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of hatchery chinook and wild chinook salmon100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
6545(1)(b)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of hatchery chinook and wild chinook salmon100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
6645(1)(c)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of hatchery chinook and wild chinook salmon100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
6745(1)(d)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of hatchery coho and wild coho salmon100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
6845(1)(e)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of hatchery coho and wild coho salmon100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
6945(1)(f)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of hatchery coho and wild coho salmon100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
7045(2)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for salmon100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
7146Catch and retain more than the monthly quota for chinook salmon100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
7247(a)Catch and retain more than the aggregate annual quota for chinook salmon100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
7347(b)Catch and retain more than the aggregate annual quota for chinook salmon100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
7447(c)Catch and retain more than the aggregate annual quota for chinook salmon100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
7547(d)Catch and retain more than the aggregate annual quota for chinook salmon100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
7647(e)Catch and retain more than the aggregate annual quota for chinook salmon100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
7748Catch and retain undersized salmon100, plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000
7849Fish for salmon by prohibited method150
7949Fish for salmon with prohibited gear150
8049Fish for salmon with prohibited bait150
8150Fish for salmon other than by angling150
8252Fish for fin fish other than salmon, other than by angling, by spear fishing or with a set line150
8353Fish with a spear for prohibited species in specified Regions150
8454(a)Use more than one set line150
8554(b)Use illegal hook on set line150
8654(c)Retain fish of a prohibited species with a set line150
8755(1)Fish during close time250
8855(1)Catch and retain fish during close time250
8956(1)Catch and retain more than the daily quota100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
9056(2)Fishing after catching and retaining daily quota of steelhead250
9157(a)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery rainbow trout100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
9257(b)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery steelhead100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
9357(c)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery cutthroat trout100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
9457(d)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery brown trout100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
9557(e)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery brook trout100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
9657(f)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery Dolly Varden100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
9757(g)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery lake trout100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
9857(h)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for smallmouth and largemouth bass100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
9957(i)Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery kokanee100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
10058Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
10159Catch and retain more than the monthly quota for steelhead100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
10260(a)Catch and retain more than annual quota for steelhead100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
10360(b)Catch and retain more than the annual quota for white sturgeon100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
10460(c)Catch and retain more than the annual quota for rainbow trout over 50 cm in specified area100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
10560(d)Catch and retain more than the annual quota for rainbow trout over 50 cm in specified area100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
10660(e)Catch and retain more than the aggregate annual quota for Dolly Varden and lake trout over 60 cm in specified area100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000
10761Use freshwater invertebrate as bait150
10861Possess freshwater invertebrate for use as bait150
10962Deposit fish-attracting substance in water150
11063Fish by prohibited method150
11163Fish with prohibited gear150
11263Fish with prohibited bait150
  • SOR/98-545, ss. 6, 7
  • SOR/2001-156, ss. 18(E), 19, 20, 21(E), 22(F)
  • SOR/2002-380, ss. 12 to 14
  • SOR/2010-113, s. 2
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