Pacific integrated groundfish fisheries

The Department has received feedback from recreational harvesters that the current opportunity for recreational halibut fishing is not sufficient for harvesters, and does not provide stability and certainty. This experimental program provides opportunity for recreational harvesters to retain halibut in excess of the size and daily/possession limits under the Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence. The experimental program will test the management measures and monitoring requirements of a market-based transfer mechanism.

Information about commercial fishery for halibut, hake, Pacific cod, lingcod, dogfish, rockfish and sablefish in Canada's Pacific waters. Management plans, maps, forms and fishery notices.

Integrated Groundfish Fisheries Management Plan Summaries can be found here. To request a full-length version of the Integrated Groundfish Fisheries Management Plan or the Pacific Hake Manangement Plan please contact us.

Map: Groundfish Management Areas in BC

Groundfish management areas in BC

Pacific groundfish contacts

Regional Resource Manager - Groundfish Adam Keizer 604-666-9033
Trawl Coordinator Rob Tadey 604-666-3991
Sablefish, Hook and Line Coordinator Lindsay Gardner 604-666-0912
Halibut, Hook and Line Coordinator Shane Petersen 604-666-3279
Fisheries Management Officer Gwynhyfar Mason 604-666-3244
Groundfish Quota Officer Gerry Dunsmore 604-666-0010
Groundfish Quota Officer Anna Khan 604-666-5865
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Groundfish Management Unit
Suite 200- 401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3S4
Fax: 604-666-8525