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Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is responsible for regulating tidal water fisheries and freshwater salmon fisheries in British Columbia. For information about fishing regulations along the coast of BC, contact one of the DFO offices listed below:
For a full listing of DFO offices and then contact information: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/pages/offices_e.htm.
For Fisheries related news, including updates from DFO visit our Sport Fishing News page.
The Sport Fishing Advisory Board members and angling community have developed offshore safety and tuna catch handling guidelines for recreational fishers. These documents can be found here and are linked to Transport Canada documents that detail similar information.
Offshore Safety Guidelines
Tuna Catch Handling Guidelines
and in French too!:
Règles de sécurité en haute mer pour les pêcheurs récréatifs
Règles de manipulation des prises de thon
BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Guide & Freshwater Salmon Supplement— for details on fish species, regulations, packaging and catch & release.