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Pacific fisheries management

We manage commercial, recreational and Aboriginal fisheries in BC and the Yukon, including fisheries for salmon, groundfish, pelagic and shellfish.

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Services and information

Fishing licences

Information about commercial, recreational and communal Aborignal fishing licences

Indigenous fisheries

Resources and information for Indigenous fishers

Commercial fisheries

Forms, area maps, catch statistics and logbook reports

Yukon fisheries

Yukon Transboundary salmon regulations, licensing and the Yukon salmon conservation card

Fraser River fisheries

Information about Indigenous, commercial, recreational and test fisheries in the Fraser River

North Coast fisheries

North coast counting fences, fishways and test fisheries

Conservation and sustainable fisheries

Initiatives we are taking to conserve Pacific salmon, glass sponge, rockfish and other species


Information and resources for Pacific salmon fishers


Bivalve contamination closures, prawns, crabs and other shellfish fisheries in BC

Pelagics and minor finfish

Information about herring and other pelagic and minor finfish fisheries in Canadian Pacific waters


Information about halibut and other groundfish fisheries in Canadian Pacific waters

Maps and charts

Find maps, charts and data

Acts and regulations

Learn about key Acts and regulations that guide our fishery management decisions

Contact us

Contact the fisheries management team

What we are doing


Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative
Sockeye Salmon

We’re taking bold action to stabilize and protect Pacific salmon.

Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative
Indigenous fishers

Learn about the Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative.

Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan

We place the conservation of salmon and their habitat as the first priority for resource management.

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