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Recreational fishing limits, openings and closures in British Columbia by fishery management area

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Map of fishery management Areas and Regions

The British Columbia recreational fishing regulations map helps you find Canadian federal recreational fishing regulations in the Pacific Ocean and other tidal waters in British Columbia as well as recreational salmon fishing regulations in B.C. For information on other species that you can fish for in British Columbia please see the B.C. Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis.

Select an area on the map or in the table below to find recreational fishing limits, openings and closures and other regulations.

This map has been made possible by Canada's Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative. It's meant for information only and should not be used for navigation or other purposes. This map does not include all fishing restrictions in effect.

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Table of fishery management Areas and Regions

Management areas
City, town or landmark Tidal area Freshwater region
Portland Inlet, Alaska border Area 003, 103 Region 6
Banks Island Area 005, 105 Region 6
Omineca-Peace N/A Region 7
Bella Bella, Denny Island Area 007, 107 Region 5B
Bella Coola, Fitz Hugh Sound Area 008, 108 Region 5B
Bramham Point, Cape Caution Area 011, 111 Region 1
Campbell River, Cortes Island, Quadra Island, Sonora Island Area 013 Region 1
Cape Scott, Quatsino Area 027, 127 Region 1
Cariboo – coastal watershed N/A Region 5B
Cariboo – Fraser River watershed N/A Region 5A
Comox, Denman Island, Hornby Island, Parksville Area 014 Region 1
Delta, Ladner, Richmond, Tsawwassen Area 029 Region 2
Fraser River Area 029 Region 2
Graham Island Area 001, 101 Region 6
Haida Gwaii Area 002, 102, 130, 142 Region 6
Herbert Point Area 010, 110 Region 5B
Jervis Inlet, Sechelt Inlet, Texada Island Area 016 Region 2
Kitimat, Kemano Bay Area 006, 106 Region 6
Kootenays N/A Region 4
Kyuquot Sound Area 026, 126 Region 1
Nanaimo Area 017 Region 1
Nitinat Lake,Tzuquanah Point Area 021, 22 Region 1
Nootka Sound, Esperanza Inlet Area 025, 125 Region 1
Okanagan (BC Interior) N/A Region 8
Port Alberni, Bamfield, Ucluelet Area 023, 123 Region 1
Port Hardy, Robson Bight Area 012 Region 1
Port Renfrew, Sooke Area 020 Region 1
Powell River,Texada Island Area 015 Region 2
Prince Rupert, Porcher Island Area 004, 104 Region 6
Rivers Inlet Area 009, 109 Region 5B
Saanich, Saltspring Island, Mayne Island, Pender Island, Saturna Island Area 018 Region 1
Thompson-Nicola (BC Interior) N/A Region 3
Tofino, Flores Island, Meares Island, Vargas Island Area 024, 124 Region 1
Skeena N/A Region 6
Vancouver, Bowen Island, Indian Arm, Squamish Area 028 Region 2
Victoria, Sidney Area 019 Region 1
West Coast Vancouver Island offshore including Switftsure Bank Area 121 N/A
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