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Recreational fishing in British Columbia

Learn about fishing regulations and licence info, species identification, responsible fishing practices and more.

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Services and information

Licensing

Apply for your BC tidal waters recreational fishing licence and salmon conservation stamp

Finfish

Information about fishing for salmon, groundfish, halibut and other finfish

Shellfish

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

Report your catch

Mandatory catch report programs including the Internet Recreational Effort and Catch (iREC) and Internet Annual Recreational Catch (iARC)

Integrated fisheries management plans

We use integrated fisheries management plans (IFMP) to guide the use of fisheries resources

General information

Important resources and information for recreational fishers in BC

Maps and charts

Pacific Fisheries Management Areas, Rockfish Conservation Areas and other maps

Contact us

Contact the fisheries management team

What we are doing

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