Fishery Notice

RECREATIONAL - General Information
RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)
FN0478-RECREATIONAL - General Information - Clarification of "Possession Limits" for the purpose of transporting fish

This notice is to clarify the possession limits for individuals wishing to 
transport sport caught fish.

The British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations state that an individual may 
have in their possession only twice the daily retention limit of any and all 
species (except halibut, as prescribed by Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence 

These possession limits apply per person regardless of who caught the fish.  An 
individual may transport another person's fish as long as the total quantity of 
any and all species does not exceed an individual possession limit. Possession 
limits may not be combined.

An individual transporting another person's sport caught fish must carry a 
letter from that person with their signature and Tidal Waters Sport Fishing 
Licence number, stating that the individual is authorized to transport the fish.

The letter must state:

The fisher's name

- Complete address and telephone number
- Fishing licence number
- When and where the fish were caught
- The number, species and size of fish
- Name and address of recipient
- Estimated date of arrival
- Reason for transport

The person who asked you to transport recreationally caught fish should also 
retain a copy of the letter of authorization.

If you are not a Canadian resident, check with customs officials in your 
country for regulations concerning importation of your catch.


Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences can be purchased via any computer connected 
to the internet at 
or by using Google search key words "RecFish Licence".

Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation?  If so, please call 
the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line 
at (800) 465-4336.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 


Regional: Geneviève Cauffopé 604-666-3643
North Coast: Andy Lewis 250-615-5361
South Coast: Tom Hlavac 250-756-7159

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0478
Sent June 13, 2014 at 1110