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Recreational crab, prawn and other shellfish harvesting in B.C.

Learn about the rules, regulations and recommendations that will help you harvest B.C. shellfish safely and legally.

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Shellfish safety

Protect your health by learning how to safely harvest shellfish

Harvesting rules

Rules and recommendations on how to harvest and handle your catch

Allowable gear

Learn what gear you can use to harvest different types of shellfish

Packaging and transport

How to safely and legally package and transport your catch

Seasonal prawn and shrimp closures

Find out where and when seasonal prawn and shrimp closures are in effect

Planned bivalve shellfish harvesting closures

Find out about planned closures for bivalve shellfish harvesting

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