Food and Bait Herring fishery - Pacific Region

In the fall and winter of each year, herring migrate to the inshore waters from the offshore summer feeding areas. Here, they spend the winter in the relatively shallow inlets and bays in preparation for spawning in the spring. The food and bait fishery focuses on these migratory stocks during the period between November and January when the fat concentration of the fish is greatest.

Integrated Fisheries Management Plan

Fishery Information

Food and Bait Herring fishery contact

For more information on the Food and Bait herring fishery please contact:


Resource Manager, Herring/Pelagics
3225 Stephenson Road
Nanaimo, BC