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Fisheries and Oceans Canada in the Pacific Region

Our main activities in BC and the Yukon are the management of fisheries, sustainable aquaculture, and federally owned small craft harbours; science and research; and the conservation and protection of Canada's aquatic wildlife and ecosystems.

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Pacific Salmon Strategy Initiative

We’re taking bold action to stabilize and protect Pacific salmon.


Managing marine mammals in Canada’s Pacific region

We’re committed to protecting marine mammal populations for the benefit of current and future generations of Canadians.

Services and information

Fisheries Management

Fisheries opening and closures, licensing, shellfish contamination, management plans, catch statistics

Indigenous Programs, Reconciliation and Partnerships

Reconciliation, long term fisheries arrangements, fisheries programs and funding opportunities


Ocean sciences and climate change adaptation, environmental science, research centres and shared data


BC aquaculture regulatory program, licensing, aquaculture sites and maps

Species at Risk

Aquatic species at risk, recovery planning, habitat protection

Salmonid Enhancement Program

Hatcheries, spawning channels, resource restoration, community advisors

Fish and Fish Habitat Protection Program

Measures to protect fish and fish habitat, projects near water, standards and codes of practice

Small Craft Harbours

Harbour authorities, abandoned boats and wrecks, map of harbours

Economic analysis

Economic analyses, reports, infographics and reporting programs

Conservation and Protection

Observe, record, report a fisheries violation

Funding opportunities

Learn about funding opportunities available to people and organizations based out of British Columbia or the Yukon

Stream to Sea education program

Resources and lesson plans, educational coordinators

What we are doing


Protecting Southern Resident killer whales
Killer whales

Southern Resident killer whales are critically endangered. Learn about what we are doing to help them.

Protecting Pacific salmon
Salmon in Adams River

We are working to ensure healthy, diverse salmon populations.

Protecting oceans
Lull/Hoeya marine refuge

Learn about marine conservation targets, bioregions and protected areas.

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