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British Columbia tidal waters sport fishing resident licences

Year Adult - annual
April 1 to March 31
Adult
5 day
Adult
3 day
Adult
1 day
Senior - annual
(65 and older)
Juvenile - annual
(under 16 years)
Total
2020 to 2021 147,221 6,322 12,571 38,067 34,767 39,619 278,567
2019 to 2020 131,872 10,656 16,308 40,056 37,414 37,312 273,618
2018 to 2019 138,455 11,871 18,007 42,105 38,424 35,863 284,725
2017 to 2018 146,623 11,774 18,183 42,704 37,838 38,964 296,086
2016 to 2017 141,769 12,360 17,944 40,477 36,758 37,028 286,336
2015 to 2016 147,608 13,151 18,419 41,661 36,034 36,883 293,756
2014 to 2015 145,288 13,287 18,937 43,785 35,335 38,349 294,981
2013 to 2014 132,825 12,054 18,541 36,771 28,529 36,721 265,441
2012 to 2013 126,755 13,012 18,679 35,263 26,856 37,329 257,894
2011 to 2012 129,283 13,104 18,449 34,345 26,094 38,511 259,786
2010 to 2011 128,675 12,445 18,278 33,134 25,280 37,973 255,785
2009 to 2010 130,057 11,338 17,908 34,228 23,902 40,016 257,449
2008 to 2009 112,684 15,186 21,003 30,382 21,161 33,722 234,138
2007 to 2008 119,804 15,996 21,513 33,305 22,097 38,066 250,781
2006 to 2007 118,486 15,468 21,577 34,234 21,267 39,303 250,335
2005 to 2006 116,501 13,765 19,840 33,923 20,405 40,684 245,118
2004 to 2005 118,512 12,238 19,297 34,902 20,509 43,234 248,692
2003 to 2004 123,504 11,077 18,270 38,783 20,479 48,544 260,657
2002 to 2003 124,700 10,308 17,891 37,787 19,924 47,641 258,251
2001 to 2002 122,779 10,175 16,656 41,180 19,147 49,707 259,644
2000 to 2001 108,437 9,112 15,347 35,678 17,104 44,573 230,251
1999 to 2000 110,743 8,690 14,985 36,310 17,531 45,623 233,882

British Columbia tidal waters sport fishing non-resident licences

Year Adult - annual
April 1 to March 31
Adult
5 day
Adult
3 day
Adult
1 day
Juvenile - annual
(under 16 years)
Total
2020 to 2021 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 to 2020 5,338 16,002 11,113 17,529 4,213 54,195
2018 to 2019 5,865 16,337 11,507 18,273 4,149 56,131
2017 to 2018 5,725 17,664 11,604 19,090 4,355 58,438
2016 to 2017 5,675 17,426 11,481 17,983 4,149 56,714
2015 to 2016 4,899 15,841 10,548 16,973 3,773 52,034
2014 to 2015 4,322 14,896 10,243 15,851 3,435 48,747
2013 to 2014 3,866 12,592 9,469 12,950 2,839 41,716
2012 to 2013 3,765 14,221 10,007 13,475 3,038 44,506
2011 to 2012 4,017 14,199 10,445 13,578 3,207 45,446
2010 to 2011 3,822 14,791 10,627 13,216 3,135 45,591
2009 to 2010 4,017 14,820 10,665 13,147 3,160 45,809
2008 to 2009 4,055 20,160 13,753 15,591 3,553 57,112
2007 to 2008 5,069 24,249 17,028 21,142 4,557 72,045
2006 to 2007 5,311 24,898 18,026 20,946 4,653 73,834
2005 to 2006 5,325 25,904 18,795 22,046 5,269 77,339
2004 to 2005 5,557 24,476 19,354 23,408 5,276 78,071
2003 to 2004 5,033 22,449 19,161 23,563 5,829 76,035
2002 to 2003 5,248 20,940 18,785 23,988 6,087 75,048
2001 to 2002 5,328 22,015 20,064 25,655 6,020 79,082
2000 to 2001 5,230 21,966 21,323 25,944 5,901 80,364
1999 to 2000 5,580 23,707 22,098 28,734 6,631 86,750

Pacific salmon conservation stamp (PSF)

Year Adult and juvenile
2020 to 2021 190,738
2019 to 2020 233,866
2018 to 2019 255,807
2017 to 2018 265,999
2016 to 2017 257,889
2015 to 2016 246,339
2014 to 2015 285,392
2013 to 2014 218,521
2012 to 2013 212,004
2011 to 2012 223,487
2010 to 2011 216,985
2009 to 2010 214,440
2008 to 2009 243,647
2007 to 2008 224,868
2006 to 2007 230,565
2005 to 2006 227,210
2004 to 2005 236,146
2003 to 2004 238,279
2002 to 2003 234,090
2001 to 2002 232,466
2000 to 2001 205,335
1999 to 2000 223,985

Breakdown by categories

Year Total adult licences (including seniors) Total juvenile licences Total stamps
2020 to 2021 238,790 39,605 190,738
2019 to 2020 286,288 41,525 233,866
2018 to 2019 300,844 40,012 255,807
2017 to 2018 311,205 43,319 265,999
2016 to 2017 301,873 41,177 257,889
2015 to 2016 305,134 40,656 246,339
2014 to 2015 301,944 41,784 285,392
2013 to 2014 267,597 39,560 218,521
2012 to 2013 262,033 40,367 212,004
2011 to 2012 263,514 41,718 223,487
2010 to 2011 260,268 41,108 216,985
2009 to 2010 260,082 43,176 214,440
2008 to 2009 253,975 37,275 243,647
2007 to 2008 280,203 42,623 224,868
2006 to 2007 280,213 43,956 230,565
2005 to 2006 276,504 45,953 227,210
2004 to 2005 278,253 48,510 236,146
2003 to 2004 282,319 54,373 238,279
2002 to 2003 279,571 53,728 234,090
2001 to 2002 282,999 55,727 232,466
2000 to 2001 260,141 50,474 205,335
1999 to 2000 268,378 52,254 223,985
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