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Packaging and transport for recreationally harvested crab, prawn and other shellfish in B.C.

Never hang bivalve shellfish off docks or the side of a vessel while travelling as the waters could be contaminated.

Label your container or cooler

When transporting or shipping catch, you:

We recommend you:

Keep your shellfish cold

Keep your shellfish cooled between 0°C and 4°C (32 to 40°F) at all times.

Species-specific rules

Bivalve shellfish


You must leave the shell of any sport-caught crab attached to the body until it is eaten or arrives at your ordinary residence so the size can be checked.

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