British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations, 1996

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British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations, 1996

SOR/96-137FISHERIES ACT
Registration 1996-03-05
Regulations Respecting Sport Fishing in the Canadian Fisheries Waters of the Pacific Ocean and of the Province of British Columbia
P.C. 1996-273  1996-03-05His Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, pursuant to sections 8, 43Footnote * and 79.7Footnote ** of the Fisheries Act, is pleased hereby to repeal the British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations, made by Order in Council P.C. 1982-1920 of June 23, 1982Footnote ***, and to make the annexed Regulations respecting sport fishing in the Canadian fisheries waters of the Pacific Ocean and of the Province of British Columbia in substitution therefor, effective April 1, 1996.

Return to footnote *S.C. 1991, c. 1, s. 12
Return to footnote **S.C. 1991, c. 1, s. 24
Return to footnote ***SOR/82-645, 1982 Canada Gazette Part II, p. 2305
Short Title

1 These Regulations may be cited as the British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations, 1996.

Interpretation

2 (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in these Regulations.

Act
Act means the Fisheries Act. (Loi)
angling
angling means fishing with a hook and line, with or without a rod. It does not include fishing with a set line. (pêche à la ligne)
Area
Area has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Pacific Fishery Management Area Regulations. (secteur)
artificial fly

artificial fly means

(a) in non-tidal waters, a single-pointed hook that is dressed only with fur, feathers, hair, textiles, tinsel, wire or any combination of those materials and to which no external weight or external attracting device is attached; and
(b) in tidal waters, a hook, or two hooks tied in tandem, dressed only with fur, feathers, hair, textiles, tinsel, wire or any combination of those materials. (mouche artificielle)

day
day means a calendar day. (jour ou journée)
fin fish
fin fish means all fish other than crustaceans, echinoderms, molluscs, shellfish and marine mammals. (poisson à nageoires)
fly fishing
fly fishing means angling with a line to which only an artificial fly is attached. (pêche à la mouche)
foul hook
foul hook means to hook a fish in any part of its body other than the mouth. (casaquer)
gill net
gill net has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Pacific Fishery Regulations, 1993. (filet maillant)
hatchery trout
hatchery trout means a trout of any kind that has a healed scar in place of the adipose fin. (truite d’élevage)
hatchery chinook salmon
hatchery chinook salmon means a chinook salmon that has a healed scar in place of the adipose, pelvic or pectoral fin, or in place of a maxillary. (saumon quinnat d’élevage)
hatchery coho salmon
hatchery coho salmon means a coho salmon that has a healed scar in place of the adipose, pelvic or pectoral fin, or in place of a maxillary. (saumon coho d’élevage)
kokanee
kokanee means a land-locked sockeye salmon. (kokani)
management unit
management unit or M.U. means an area designated as a management unit in section 2 of the Management Unit Regulation made pursuant to the Province’s Wildlife Act. (zone d’aménagement ou Z.A.)
mesh size
mesh size has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Pacific Fishery Regulations, 1993. (maillage)
natural bait
natural bait means any foodstuff or natural substance other than wood, cotton, wool, hair, fur or feathers. It does not include fin fish other than roe. (appât naturel)
non-tidal waters
non-tidal waters means the waters of the Province other than tidal waters. (eaux sans marée)
overall length
overall length with respect to a fish, means the distance measured from the tip of the nose to the fork of the tail or, where there is no fork, to the tip of the tail. (longueur totale)
Province
Province means the Province of British Columbia. (province)
Region
Region means a region as described in section 3 of the Hunting Regulation made pursuant to the Province’s Wildlife Act. (Région)
ring net
ring net has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Pacific Fishery Regulations, 1993. (bolinche)
salmon
salmon means a chinook salmon, a chum salmon, a coho salmon, a pink salmon or a sockeye salmon other than a kokanee. (saumon)
set line
set line means a fishing line that is left unattended in the water. (ligne fixe)
spear fishing
spear fishing means fishing with a spear or an arrow that is propelled by a spring, an elastic band, compressed air or a bow or by hand. (pêche au harpon)
sport fishing
sport fishing means fishing for recreational purposes. (pêche sportive)
steelhead
steelhead, in waters where anadromous rainbow trout are found, means a rainbow trout that is greater than 50 cm in overall length. (truite arc-en-ciel anadrome)
stream
stream means a watercourse formed by the perennial or intermittent flow of water between continuous, definable banks and includes a river. (ruisseau)
Subarea
Subarea has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Pacific Fishery Management Area Regulations. (sous-secteur)
surfline
surfline has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Pacific Fishery Management Area Regulations. (ligne de démarcation)
tidal portion of the Fraser River

tidal portion of the Fraser River means the following Subareas or portions of Subareas:

(a) Subarea 29-11 and Subareas 29-13 to 29-17;
(b) the portion of Subarea 29-9 bounded on the west by a line from a fishing boundary sign near the entrance to Canoe Passage, thence to a fishing boundary sign on Westham Island, thence following the westerly shoreline of Westham Island and Reifel Island to Pelly Point on Reifel Island, thence to Garry Point on Lulu Island; and
(c) the portion of Subarea 29-12 bounded on the west by a line from the most southwesterly point of Sea Island, thence following the westerly shoreline of that island to the Iona Island Road Causeway, thence following that causeway and continuing in a straight line in a northerly direction to a fishing boundary sign on the north shore of Iona Island, thence in a straight line in a northerly direction to a fishing boundary sign on the mainland. (partie à marée du fleuve Fraser)

tidal waters
tidal waters means the waters of the Areas set out in Schedule II to the Pacific Fishery Management Area Regulations. (eaux à marée)
trout
trout means brook trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, lake trout, rainbow trout or steelhead. (truite)
wild chinook salmon
wild chinook salmon means a chinook salmon that is not a hatchery chinook salmon. (saumon quinnat sauvage)
wild coho salmon
wild coho salmon means a coho salmon that is not a hatchery coho salmon. (saumon coho sauvage)
wild trout
wild trout means a trout that is not a hatchery trout. (truite sauvage)
year
year means a period beginning on April 1 and ending on March 31. (année)

(2) A reference in these Regulations to a species of fish by its common name as set out in column I of an item of Schedule I shall be construed as a reference to the species of fish whose scientific name is set out in column II of that item.
(3) A reference in these Regulations to a measurement of mesh size, depth, length or any other dimension of a net shall be construed as a reference to a measurement taken when the net is wet.

SOR/98-545, s. 1(E);
SOR/2001-156, s. 1(F);
SOR/2002-380, s. 1(F).



Application

3 (1) These Regulations apply in respect of sport fishing in the Canadian fisheries waters of the Pacific Ocean and of the Province.
(2) These Regulations do not apply in respect of fishing in waters to which the National Parks of Canada Fishing Regulations apply.
(3) These Regulations do not apply in respect of fishing in the Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site.
(4) These Regulations do not apply to fishing and related activities carried out under the authority of a licence issued under the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations.

SOR/2002-225, s. 15;
SOR/2002-380, s. 2.

General

4 Subject to these Regulations, no person shall molest or injure fish.

Protected Species

5 No person shall fish for, or catch and retain, any species of fish set out in the table to this section.
TABLE

Item
Species of Fish

1
Charlotte unarmored stickleback

2
Enos stickleback

3
Giant stickleback

4
Green sturgeon

5
Lake lamprey

6
Nooksack dace

7
Salish sucker

8
Shorthead sculpin

9
Speckled dace

10
Umatilla dace

Gear Restrictions

6 (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall angle with more than one fishing line

(a) in any lake or stream; or
(b) for white sturgeon.

(2) A person who is alone in a boat may angle with two fishing lines in a lake.

SOR/98-545, s. 2;
SOR/2001-156, s. 2(F).

7 No person shall angle with a fishing line to which is attached a weight that is greater than one kilogram.

8 (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (4), no person shall angle with a fishing line to which more than one hook, artificial lure or artificial fly is attached.
(2) A person may angle in the tidal portion of the Fraser River with two hooks, artificial lures or artificial flies, attached to a fishing line.
(3) Subject to subsection (4), a person may angle in tidal waters with any number of hooks attached to a fishing line if the hooks are used in combination to hold a single piece of bait.
(4) A person who is angling in tidal waters for herring, northern anchovy, Pacific sand lance or squid may use any number of hooks on a fishing line.

SOR/2001-156, s. 3(F).

9 No person shall fish with a dip net unless

(a) it is hung on a frame that measures no more than 90 cm in its greatest dimension;
(b) the frame is attached to a handle; and
(c) the bottom of the dip net is closed to form a bag that is no longer than 1.5 times the greatest dimension of the frame.

Prohibited Methods

10 (1) No person shall

(a) use a light in any manner to attract fish, unless the light is submerged and attached to a fishing line within 1 m of the fish hook;
(b) catch or attempt to catch fish with snares; or
(c) wilfully foul hook or attempt to foul hook any fish other than herring, northern anchovy, Pacific sand lance and squid.

(2) No person who accidentally foul hooks a fish in a lake or stream shall retain the fish.

SOR/2001-156, s. 4(F).

Angling from a Vessel

11 No person shall angle from a vessel that is equipped with a motor in the waters set out in column I of an item of Schedule II situated in the M.U. set out in column II of that item during the period set out in column III of that item.

12 No person shall angle from a vessel in the waters set out in column I of an item of Schedule III situated in the M.U. set out in column II of that item during the period set out in column III of that item.

Possession

13 (1) No person shall possess more fish of a species, other than halibut, except at the person’s ordinary residence, than twice the daily quota for fish of that species prescribed by these Regulations.
(2) No person shall possess more than 3 halibut, except at the person’s ordinary residence.

14 No person on board a vessel shall possess any halibut taken by sport fishing if there are any other fish on board the vessel that are destined for sale, trade or barter.

PART I Fishing in Tidal Waters

Application

15 This Part applies to fishing in tidal waters.

16 The definitions in this section apply in this Part.

conservation stamp
conservation stamp means a stamp issued under section 17 that bears the words “salmon conservation/conservation du saumon” and the year for which the conservation stamp is valid. (timbre de conservation)
licence
licence means a tidal waters sport fishing licence issued under section 17. (permis)

Licences and Conservation Stamps

17 The Minister may issue a licence or a conservation stamp to a person on request and on payment of the applicable fee set out in the table to this section.
TABLE
LICENCE AND CONSERVATION STAMP FEES

Item
Column I
Column II

Licence or conservation stamp
Fee ($)

1
Licence, resident under 16 years of age, annual
No Charge

2
Licence, resident 16 to 64 years of age, annual
21.00

3
Licence, resident 65 years of age or older, annual
11.00

4
Licence, resident, five-day
16.00

5
Licence, resident, three-day
11.00

6
Licence, resident, one-day
5.25

7
Licence, non-resident under 16 years of age, annual
No Charge

8
Licence, non-resident 16 years of age or older, annual
101.00

9
Licence, non-resident, five-day
31.00

10
Licence, non-resident, three-day
19.00

11
Licence, non-resident, one-day
7.00

12
Conservation stamp
6.00

NOTE: 
For the purposes of this table, resident means a person who normally resides in Canada.

 SOR/96-138, s. 1;
SOR/98-545, s. 3.

18 (1) No person shall

(a) fish unless the person holds a licence; or
(b) catch and retain salmon unless the person holds a licence to which is permanently affixed a conservation stamp that is valid for the same year as the licence.

(2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply on the third Sunday in June or the Friday or Saturday immediately preceding that day.

SOR/2010-113, s. 1.
Previous Version

19 [Repealed, SOR/2002-380, s. 3]

20 No person shall harvest herring spawn on kelp other than under the authority of a licence issued under the Fishery (General) Regulations, the Pacific Fishery Regulations, 1993 or the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations.

21 No person shall hold more than one licence.

Catch Records

22 Where a licence holder catches and retains a lingcod or a chinook salmon, the licence holder shall immediately record the catch in ink on the licence.
SOR/98-545, s. 4.

PART II Fishing for Fin Fish other than Salmon in Tidal Waters

Application

23 This Part applies to fishing for fin fish other than salmon in tidal waters.

Close Times

24 (1) No person shall fish for fish of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule IV, in any Subarea, with a type of gear or by a method set out in column III of that item during the close time set out in column IV of that item.
(2) The close time set out in column IV of item 21 of Schedule IV is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of fish set out in column I.

SOR/2001-156, s. 5.

Daily Quotas for Individual Species

25 (1) No person shall catch and retain in a day more fish of a species set out in column I of Schedule IV, in any Subarea, than the daily quota set out in column II.
(2) The quota set out in column II of item 21 of Schedule IV is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of fish set out in column I.

SOR/2001-156, s. 6.

Aggregate Daily Quotas

26 No person shall, in a day, catch and retain more than

(a) four wild trout and hatchery trout, in the aggregate, in any Subarea;
(b) four wild trout and hatchery trout, in the aggregate; or
(c) eight rockfish.

SOR/2001-156, s. 7.

Annual Quotas

27 No person shall catch and retain in a year more than 10 lingcod in the aggregate from Areas 11 to 19, 28 and 29 and Subareas 20-5 to 20-7.

28 No person shall catch and retain more than one white sturgeon in a year.

Size Limits

29 No person shall catch and retain in any Subarea

(a) a white sturgeon that measures less than 100 cm or more than 150 cm in overall length;
(b) a wild trout that measures less than 30 cm in overall length;
(c) a hatchery trout that measures less than 30 cm in overall length; or
(d) a lingcod that measures less than 65 cm in overall length or that measures, with the head off, less than 53 cm in length when measured along the shortest length of the body to the tip of the tail.

SOR/2002-380, s. 4.

Gear Restrictions

30 No person shall fish for fish of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule IV other than with a type of gear or by a method set out in column III of that item.

31 No person shall fish for eulachon or smelt with a gill net

(a) that exceeds 7.5 m in length; or
(b) that has a mesh size of less than 25 mm or more than 50 mm.

32 No person shall fish for eulachon or smelt with more than one net at a time.

PART III Fishing for Crustaceans, Echinoderms, Molluscs and Shellfish in Tidal Waters

Application

33 This Part applies to fishing for crustaceans, echinoderms, molluscs and shellfish in tidal waters.

Close Times

34 (1) No person shall fish for fish of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule V, in any Subarea, with a type of  gear or by a method set out in column III of that item during the close time set out in column IV of that item.
(2) The close time set out in column IV of subitem 3(6) of Schedule V is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of crab set out in column I.
(3) The close time set out in column IV of item 19 of Schedule V is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of fish set out in column I.

SOR/2001-156, s. 8.

Daily Quotas for Individual Species

35 (1) No person shall catch and retain in a day more fish of a species set out in column I of Schedule V, in any Subarea, than the daily quota set out in column II.
(2) The quota set out in column II of subitem 3(6) of Schedule V is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of crab referred to in column I.
(3) The quota set out in column II of item 19 of Schedule V is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of fish referred to in column I.

SOR/2001-156, s. 9.

Aggregate Daily Quotas

36 No person shall catch and retain in a day more than

(a) 75 clams;
(b) four Dungeness crab and red rock crab, in the aggregate, in all of Areas 11 to 20, 28 and 29;
(c) six Dungeness crab, red rock crab and king crab, in the aggregate, in all of Areas 1 to 10 and 21 to 27 or in any Subarea outside the surfline;
(d) 75 mussels; or
(e) six purple-hinged rock scallops and weather-vane scallops in the aggregate.

Size Limits

37 (1) No person shall catch and retain

(a) an abalone that measures less than 100 mm in a straight line through the greatest breadth of the shell;
(b) a Dungeness crab that measures less than 165 mm in a straight line through the greatest breadth of the carapace; or
(c) a red rock crab that measures less than 115 mm in a straight line through the greatest breadth of the carapace

(2) No person shall remove an abalone from its resting place without first ensuring that it is of a size greater than that described in paragraph (1)(a).

Gear Restrictions

38 No person shall fish for fish of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule V other than with a type of gear or by a method set out in column III of that item.

39 (1) No person shall fish for crab with more than two ring nets, dip nets and crab traps in the aggregate.
(2) No person shall fish for crab with a ring net or crab trap unless a tag, float or buoy that bears the operator’s name is attached to the net or trap.
(3) Despite subsection (2), if two crab traps are attached to one ground-line, it is sufficient to attach a tag, float or buoy that bears the operator’s name to one end of the ground-line.

SOR/2002-380, s. 5.

40 (1) No person shall fish for shrimp with more than four shrimp traps.
(2) No person shall fish for shrimp with a shrimp trap unless a tag, float or buoy that bears the operator’s name is attached to the trap.
(3) Despite subsection (2), if two traps are attached to one ground-line, it is sufficient to attach a tag, float or buoy that bears the operator’s name to one end of the ground-line.
(4) For greater certainty, if more than two traps are attached to one ground-line, paragraph 27(6)(b) of the Fishery (General) Regulations applies.

SOR/2002-380, s. 5.

40.1 (1) No person shall fish for octopus with an octopus trap unless a tag, float or buoy that bears the operator’s name is attached to the trap.
(2) Despite subsection (1), if two traps are attached to one ground-line, it is sufficient to attach a tag, float or buoy that bears the operator’s name to one end of the ground-line.
(3) For greater certainty, if more than two traps are attached to one ground-line, paragraph 27(6)(b) of the Fishery (General) Regulations applies.

SOR/2002-380, s. 5.

41 No person shall fish with a crab trap unless the trap has a section in the top or in a sidewall that has been laced, sewn or otherwise secured by a single length of untreated cotton twine no greater than grade No. 120, which, on deterioration or parting, produces a rectangular opening with a minimum size of 7 cm × 20 cm or a square opening with a minimum size of 11 cm × 11 cm.

41.1 No person shall set, operate or leave unattended in the water any ring net or any crab, shrimp or octopus trap unless the tag, float or buoy attached to the ring net or trap bears the operator’s name.
SOR/2002-380, s. 6.

PART IV Fishing for Salmon in Tidal and Non-Tidal Waters

Application

42 This Part applies to fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal waters.

Close Times

43 No person shall fish for salmon of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule VI, in any Subarea, lake or stream, during the close time set out in column V of that item.

Daily Quotas for Individual Species

44 No person shall catch and retain in a day more salmon of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule VI, of an overall length set out in column III of that item, in any Subarea, lake or stream, than the daily quota set out in column IV of that item.

Aggregate Daily Quotas

45 (1) No person shall catch and retain in a day, in any Subarea, lake or stream, more than

(a) four hatchery chinook salmon and wild chinook salmon, in the aggregate, that measure 50 cm or less in overall length;
(b) two hatchery chinook salmon and wild chinook salmon, in the aggregate, that measure more than 50 cm in overall length;
(c) four hatchery chinook salmon and wild chinook salmon, in the aggregate;
(d) four hatchery coho salmon and wild coho salmon, in the aggregate, that measure 35 m or less in overall length;
(e) two hatchery coho salmon and wild coho salmon, in the aggregate, that measure more than 35 m in overall length; or
(f) four hatchery coho salmon and wild coho salmon, in the aggregate.

(2) No person shall catch and retain in a day more than four salmon, in the aggregate, from all waters.

SOR/2001-156, s. 10(E).

Monthly Quota for Chinook Salmon

46 No person shall catch and retain in a month in any lake or stream, more than 10 chinook salmon, in the aggregate, that measure more than 50 cm in overall length.
SOR/2002-380, s. 7(E).

Aggregate Annual Quotas

47 No person shall catch and retain in a year more than:

(a) 20 chinook salmon, in the aggregate, from the waters of Subareas 19-1 to 19-4 and 20-5 to 20-7;
(b) 15 chinook salmon, in the aggregate, from the waters of Area 12 (not including Subarea 12-14), Areas 13 to 18, Area 19 (not including Subareas 19-1 to 19-4), Area 28 and Area 29 (not including the tidal portion of the Fraser River);
(c) 10 chinook salmon that measure more than 50 cm in overall length from the tidal portion of the Fraser River;
(d) 30 chinook salmon, in the aggregate, from all tidal waters, not including chinook salmon that measure 50 cm or less in overall length that are taken from the tidal portion of the Fraser River; or
(e) 10 chinook salmon that measure more than 50 cm in overall length from all non-tidal waters.

Size Limits

48 No person shall catch and retain a salmon of a species set out in column I of Schedule VI, in any Subarea, lake or stream, the overall length of which is less than the minimum overall length set out in column II.
SOR/2001-156, s. 11.

Method, Gear and Bait Restrictions

49 No person shall fish for salmon by a method or with a type of gear or bait set out in column I of an item of the table to this section in any Subarea, lake or stream during the close time set out in column II of that item.
TABLE
CLOSE TIMES FOR SALMON ANGLING BY METHOD, GEAR AND BAIT

Item
Column I
Column II

Method, Gear or Bait
Close Time

METHOD

1
Fly fishing
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31

2
Angling other than fly fishing
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31

GEAR

3
A hook having more than one point
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31

4
Barbed hook
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31

5
A hook having a single point greater than 15 mm from point to shank
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31

BAIT

6
Natural bait
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31

7
Dead fin fish other than roe
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

8
Live fin fish other than roe
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

9
A hook or an artificial lure
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31

SOR/2002-380, s. 8(E).

50 No person shall fish for salmon other than by angling.

PART V Fishing for Fin Fish other than Salmon in Non-Tidal Waters

Application

51 This Part applies to fishing for fin fish, other than salmon, in non-tidal waters.

Gear

52 Subject to section 53, no person shall fish other than by angling or with a set line.
SOR/2001-156, s. 12.

Spears

53 A person may fish with a spear for burbot or fish of any species not listed in the table to section 58 in Regions 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Set Lines

54 A person who is fishing with a set line shall not

(a) use more than one set line;
(b) use a hook that is less than 3 cm measured from the point to the shank; or
(c) retain fish of any species listed in the table to section 58 other than burbot.

Close Times

55 (1) No person shall fish for, or catch and retain, fish of any species, in a lake or stream, from 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31.
(2) The close time established by subsection (1) is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of fish.

Daily Quotas

56 (1) No person shall catch and retain in a day more fish of a species set out in column I of Schedule VII, of an overall length set out in column II, than

(a) the daily quota set out in column III or the daily catch limit under section 7 of the Yukon Territory Fishery Regulations, in respect of fish caught in Atlin Lake, Bennett Lake, Laidlaw Lake, Morley Lake, Tagish Lake, Teslin Lake, or in Rancheria River, Swift River or their tributaries; or
(b) the daily quota set out in column III, in any other case.

(2) A person who, in a day, has caught and retained the daily quota for steelhead in a lake or stream shall cease fishing in that lake or stream for the rest of the day.

SOR/2001-156, s. 13.

Aggregate Daily Quotas

57 No person shall catch and retain in a day from any lake or stream, more than

(a) six wild rainbow trout and hatchery rainbow trout, in the aggregate;
(b) one wild steelhead and hatchery steelhead, in the aggregate;
(c) six wild cutthroat trout and hatchery cutthroat trout, in the aggregate;
(d) six wild brown trout and hatchery brown trout, in the aggregate;
(e) six wild brook trout and hatchery brook trout, in the aggregate;
(f) six wild Dolly Varden and hatchery Dolly Varden, in the aggregate;
(g) six wild lake trout and hatchery lake trout, in the aggregate;
(h) four smallmouth and largemouth bass, in the aggregate; or
(i) 25 wild kokanee and hatchery kokanee, in the aggregate.

SOR/2002-380, s. 9(E).

58 No person shall catch and retain in a day a quantity of fish of a species set out in column I of an item of the table to this section, from all non-tidal waters, that exceeds the aggregate daily quota set out in column II of that item.
TABLE

Item
Column I
Column II

Species
Aggregate Daily Quota

1
Rainbow trout
6

2
Steelhead
1

3
Cutthroat trout
6

4
Brown trout
6

5
Dolly Varden
6

6
Lake trout
6

7
Brook trout
6

8
Bass
4

9
Whitefish
15

10
Arctic grayling
3

11
Burbot
10

12
Kokanee
25

13
Northern pike
5

14
Walleye
8

15
White sturgeon
1

16
Yellow perch
20

17
Inconnu
1

18
Black crappie
20

19
Goldeye
10

20
Crayfish
25

Monthly Quota for Steelhead

59 No person shall catch and retain in a month more than two steelhead in any lake or stream.
SOR/2002-380, s. 10.

Annual Quotas

60 No person shall catch and retain in a year more than

(a) 10 steelhead;
(b) one white sturgeon;
(c) five rainbow trout greater than 50 cm in overall length from the part of Kootenay Lake east of a line between signs posted at Balfour Point and Proctor Lighthouse;
(d) five rainbow trout greater than 50 cm in overall length from Shuswap Lake, including Seymour Arm, Anstey Arm and Salmon Arm, Little Shuswap Lake, and the portion of South Thompson River (Little River) between those lakes and Mara Lake; or
(e) five Dolly Varden and lake trout greater than 60 cm in overall length, in the aggregate, from Shuswap Lake, including Seymour Arm, Anstey Arm and Salmon Arm, Little Shuswap Lake, and the portion of South Thompson River (Little River) between those lakes and Mara Lake.

SOR/2001-156, s. 14(F).

Miscellaneous

61 No person shall use as bait or possess for that purpose any freshwater invertebrate at a lake.

62 Subject to these Regulations, no person shall deposit any substance into the water for the purpose of attracting fish.

Method, Gear and Bait Restrictions

63 No person shall fish for any species of fish by a method or with a type of gear or bait set out in column I of an item of the table to this section, in a lake or stream, during the close time set out in column II of that item.
TABLE
CLOSE TIMES FOR FISHING BY METHOD, GEAR AND BAIT

Item
Column I
Column II

Method, Gear or Bait
Close Time

METHOD

1
Fly fishing
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31

2
Angling other than fly fishing
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31

3
Spear fishing
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

4
Set line
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

GEAR

5
A hook having more than one point
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31

6
Barbed hook
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31

7
A hook having a single point greater than 15 mm from point to shank
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31

BAIT

8
Natural bait
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31

9
Dead fin fish other than roe
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

10
Live fin fish other than roe
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

11
A hook or an artificial lure
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on Dec. 31

PART VI Ticketable Offences

Prescribed Offences

64 The contravention of a provision of these Regulations set out in column I of an item of Schedule VIII is an offence to which section 79.7 of the Act applies and may be described in tickets in the manner set out in column II of that item.

Fines

65 Where proceedings are commenced under section 79.7 of the Act, the amount of the fine for an offence described in column II of an item of Schedule VIII is the amount set out in column III of that item.

SCHEDULE I(Subsection 2(2))

COMMON AND SCIENTIFIC NAMES

Column I
Column II

Common Name
Scientific Name

Abalone
Haliotis kamtschatkana

Arctic grayling
Thymallus arcticus

Bass

(1) Largemouth
(1) Micropterus salmoides

(2) Smallmouth
(2) Micropterus dolomieui

Black crappie
Pomoxis nigromaculatus

Brook trout
Salvelinus fontinalis

Brown trout
Salmo trutta

Burbot
Lota lota

Charlotte unarmored stickleback, Enos stickleback or giant stickleback

Gasterosteus sp.

Chinook salmon
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Chum salmon
Oncorhynchus keta

Clam

(1) Butter
(1) Saxidomus giganteus

(2) Cockle
(2) Clinocardium nuttali

(3) Geoduck
(3) Panopea abrupta

(4) Horse
(4) Any species of Tresus

(5) Littleneck
(5) Protothaca staminea

(6) Manila
(6) Tapes philippinarum

(7) Razor
(7) Siliqua patula

(8) Softshell
(8) Mya arenaria

Coho salmon
Oncorhynchus kisutch

Codfish
Any species of Gadidae

Crab

(1) Box
(1) Lopholithodes spp.

(2) Dungeness
(2) Cancer magister

(3) King
(3) Paralithodes camtschatica

(4) Red rock
(4) Cancer productus

(5) Shore
(5) Any species of Decapoda except Cancer magister and Cancer productus

Crayfish

Pacifastacus spp.

Cutthroat trout
Oncorhynchus clarki

Dolly Varden (including bull trout)

Salvelinus malma and Salvelinus confluentus

Eulachon
Thaleichthys pacificus

Ghost shrimp
Callianassa californiensis

Giant barnacle

Balanus sp.

Goldeye
Hiodon alosoides

Goose barnacle

Pollicipes spp.

Greenling
Any species of Hexagrammidae except Ophiodon elongatus

Green sturgeon
Acipenser medirostris

Halibut
Hippoglossus stenolepis

Herring
Clupea harengus pallasi

Inconnu
Stenodus leucichthys

Kokanee
Oncorhynchus nerka

Lake lamprey
Lampetra macrostoma

Lake trout
Salvelinus namaycush

Limpet
Any species of Archaeogastropoda except Haliotis kamtschatkana

Lingcod
Ophiodon elongatus

Mussel

(1) Blue
(1) Mytilus edulis

(2) California
(2) Mytilus californianus

Nooksack dace

Rhinichthys sp.

Northern anchovy
Engraulis mordax mordax

Northern pike
Esox lucius

Octopus
Octopus dofleini

Oyster
Crassostrea gigas

Pacific sand lance
Ammodytes hexapterus

Pink salmon
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

Rainbow trout (including steelhead and Kamloops)
Oncorhynchus mykiss

Rockfish
Any species of Scorpaenidae

Sablefish
Anoplopoma fimbria

Salish sucker

Catostomus sp.

Sand dollar
Dendraster excentricus

Scallop

(1) Pink
(1) Chlamys rubida

(2) Purple-hinged rock
(2) Crassadoma gigantea

(3) Spiny
(3) Chlamys hastata

(4) Weather-vane
(4) Patinopecten caurinus

Sculpin
Any species of Cottidae

Sea cucumber
Parastichopus californicus

Sea urchin

Strongylocentrotus franciscanus and Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis

Shorthead sculpin
Cottus confusus

Shrimp
Any species of Pandalidae

Sixgill shark
Hexanchus griseus

Skate

Raja spp.

Smelt
Hypomemus pretiosus pretiosus

Sockeye salmon
Oncorhynchus nerka

Sole or flounder
Any species of Pleuronectidae except Hippoglossus stenolepis

Speckled dace
Rhinichthys osculus

Squid
Teuthoidea

Starfish
Asteroidea

Surfperch
Any species of Embiotocidae

Umatilla dace
Rhinichthys umatilla

Walleye
Stizostedion vitreum

Whelk
Any species of and Negastropoda

Whitefish

(1) Lake
(1) Coregonus clupeaformis

(2) Mountain
(2) Prosopium williamsoni

White sturgeon
Acipenser transmontanus

Yellow perch
Perca flavescens

Yelloweye rockfish
Sebastes ruberrimus

SCHEDULE II(Section 11)

WATERS IN WHICH THE USE OF A VESSEL EQUIPPED WITH A MOTOR IS PROHIBITED WHILE ANGLING

Item
Column I
Column II
Column III

Waters
Management Units
Period

1
Nicomekl River above dyke gate
2-4
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

2
Serpentine River above dyke gate
2-4
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

3
Clearwater River below Falls Creek
3-40, 3-46
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

4
Atnarko River
5-6, 5-11
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

5
Bella Coola River
5-8, 5-11
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

6
Chilcotin River
5-12 to 5-14
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

7
Chilko River above bridge at Henry’s Crossing
5-5
Sept. 11 to Sept. 30

8
Horsefly River, from Woodjam Bridge to Quesnel Lake
5-2, 5-15
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

SCHEDULE III(Section 12)

WATERS IN WHICH THE USE OF A VESSEL IS PROHIBITED WHILE ANGLING

Item
Column I
Column II
Column III

Waters
Management Units
Period

1
Bainbridge Lake
1-7
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

2
Thompson River below Kamloops Lake
3-13, 3-14, 3-18
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

3
Babine River below fish counting fence
6-8
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

4
Bulkley River from Morice River to C.N. bridge at Barrett
6-9
Aug. 15 to Dec. 31

5
Bulkley River in Moricetown Canyon and within 100 m below Moricetown Canyon
6-9
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

6
Kispiox River and tributaries
6-30
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

7
Morice River and tributaries
6-9
Aug. 15 to Dec. 31

8
Skeena River within a triangular area bounded by three fishing boundary signs posted at the mouth of Kispiox River
6-8
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

SCHEDULE IV(Sections 24, 25 and 30)

GEAR, CLOSE TIMES AND QUOTAS FOR FIN FISH OTHER THAN SALMON IN TIDAL WATERS

Item
Column I
Column II
Column III
Column IV

Species
Daily Quota
Type of Gear or Method
Close Time

1
Codfish
8
(1) Angling
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) Spear fishing while diving
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

2
Eulachon
20 kg
(1) Gill net
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) Dip net
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

3
Greenling
3
(1) Angling
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) Spear fishing while diving
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

4
Halibut
2
(1) Angling
(1) Jan. 1 to Jan. 31

(2) Spear fishing while diving
(2) Jan. 1 to Jan. 31

5
Herring
20 kg
(1) Dip net
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) Herring jig
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(3) Herring rake
(3) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(4) Cast net
(4) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

6
Lingcod
3
(1) Angling
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) Spear fishing while diving
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

7
Northern anchovy
20 kg
(1) Dip net
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) Herring jig
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(3) Herring rake
(3) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(4) Cast net
(4) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

8
Pacific sand lance
5 kg
(1) Dip net
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) Herring jig
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(3) Herring rake
(3) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(4) Cast net
(4) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

9
Rockfish, except Yelloweye rockfish
8
(1) Angling
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) Spear fishing while diving
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

10
Sablefish
4
Angling
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

11
Skate
1
Angling
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

12
Sculpin
8
Angling
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

13
Sixgill shark
1
Angling
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

14
Smelt
20 kg
(1) Gill net
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) Dip net
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

15
Sole and Flounder
8
(1) Angling
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) Spear fishing while diving
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

16
Surfperch
8
Angling
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

17
Trout (Hatchery)
(1) 50 cm or less: 2
(1) Angling
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) more than 50 cm: 2
(2) Angling
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

18
Trout (Wild)
(1) 50 cm or less: 2
(1) Angling
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) more than 50 cm: 2
(2) Angling
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

19
White sturgeon
1
Angling
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

20
Yelloweye rockfish
2
(1) Angling
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) Spear fishing while diving
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

21
Any species of fin fish, other than salmon and species referred to in items 1 to 20
20
(1) Angling
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) Dip net
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31 to 20

(3) Spear fishing while diving
(3) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(4) Herring jig
(4) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(5) Herring rake
(5) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

SCHEDULE V(Sections 34, 35 and 38)

GEAR, CLOSE TIMES AND QUOTAS FOR MOLLUSCS, ECHINODERMS, CRUSTACEANS AND SHELLFISH IN TIDAL WATERS

Item
Column I
Column II
Column III
Column IV

Species
Daily Quota
Type of Gear or Method
Close Time

1
Abalone
1
(a) Hand picking while diving
(a) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

(b) Hand picking while snorkelling
(b) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

(c) Hand picking
(c) Jan. 1 to Dec. 31

2
Clam

(1) Butter
(1) 25
(1) Hand picking or hand digging
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) Geoduck
(2) 3
(2) Hand picking or hand digging
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(3) Horse
(3) 6
(3) Hand picking or hand digging
(3) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(4) Littleneck
(4) 75
(4) Hand digging
(4) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(5) Manila
(5) 75
(5) Hand digging
(5) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(6) Razor
(6) 12
(6) Hand digging
(6) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(7) Softshell
(7) 25
(7) Hand digging
(7) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(8) Cockles
(8) 25
(8) Hand picking or hand digging
(8) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

3
Crab

(1) Dungeness
(1) 4
(a) Dip net
(a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(b) Ring net
(b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(c) Trap
(c) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(d) Hand picking while diving
(d) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(e) Hand picking
(e) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) Red rock
(2) 4
(a) Dip net
(a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(b) Ring net
(b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(c) Trap
(c) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(d) Hand picking while diving
(d) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(e) Hand picking
(e) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(3) King
(3) 2
(a) Dip net
(a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(b) Ring net
(b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(c) Trap
(c) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(d) Diving
(d) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(4) Shore
(4) 75
(4) Hand picking
(4) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(5) Box
(5) 1
(a) Dip net
(a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(b) Ring net
(b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(c) Trap
(c) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(d) Hand picking while diving
(d) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(e) Hand picking
(e) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(6) Any species of crab not referred to in subitems (1) to (5)
(6) 4
(a) Dip net
(a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(b) Ring net
(b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(c) Trap
(c) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(d) Hand picking
(d) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(e) Hand picking while diving
(e) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

4
Ghost shrimp
50
(a) Hand digging
(a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(b) Hand pump
(b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

5
Giant barnacles
6
Diving
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

6
Goose barnacle
2 kg
Hand picking
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

7
Limpets
75
Hand picking
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

8
Mussel

(1) Blue
(1) 75
(1) Hand picking
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) California
(2) 25
(2) Hand picking
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

9
Octopus
1
(a) Hand picking while diving
(a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(b) Hand picking
(b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(c) Trap
(c) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(d) Angling
(d) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

10
Oysters
15 oysters or 1/2 L. shucked
Hand picking
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

11
Sand dollars
6
Hand picking
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

12
Scallop

(1) Purple-hinged rock
(1) 6
(a) Hand picking, using a knife to remove the adductor muscle while diving
(a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(b) Hand picking
(b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) Pink and spiny
(2) 75
(a) Hand picking while diving
(a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(b) Hand picking
(b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(3) Weather-vane
(3) 6
(a) Hand picking while diving
(a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(b) Hand picking
(b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

13
Sea cucumber
12
(a) Hand picking while diving
(a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(b) Hand picking
(b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

14
Sea urchin
12
(a) Hand picking while diving
(a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(b) Hand picking
(b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

15
Shrimp
200
(a) Trap
(a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(b) Spear fishing while diving
(b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(c) Ring net
(c) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

16
Squid
5 kg
(a) Jigging
(a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(b) Cast net
(b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

17
Starfish
6
(a) Hand picking
(a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(b) Diving
(b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

18
Whelks
75
Hand picking
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

19
Any species of fish not referred to in items 1 to 18
20
(a) Angling
(a) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(b) Hand picking while diving
(b) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(c) Dip net
(d) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(d) Ring net
(d) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(e) Trap
(e) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(f) Hand picking or hand digging
(f) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(g) Spear fishing while diving
(g) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(h) Hand pump
(h) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(i) Hand picking while snorkelling
(i) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

SOR/98-545, s. 5;
SOR/2001-156, ss. 15 to 17(F);
SOR/2002-380, s. 11.

SCHEDULE VI(Sections 43, 44 and 48)

CLOSE TIMES, SIZE LIMITS AND QUOTAS FOR SALMON IN TIDAL AND NON-TIDAL WATERS

Item
Column I
Column II
Column III
Column IV
Column V

Species
Minimum Overall Length
Overall Length
Daily Quotas
Close Time

1
Hatchery chinook salmon
45 cm
(1) 50 cm or less
(1) 4
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) over 50 cm
(2) 2
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

2
Wild chinook salmon
45 cm
(1) 50 cm or less
(1) 4
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) over 50 cm
(2) 2
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

3
Hatchery coho salmon
30 cm
(1) 35 cm or less
(1) 4
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) over 35 cm
(2) 2
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

4
Wild coho salmon
30 cm
(1) 35 cm or less
(1) 4
(1) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

(2) over 35 cm
(2) 2
(2) From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

5
Sockeye salmon
30 cm
30 cm or more
4
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

6
Pink salmon
30 cm
30 cm or more
4
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

7
Chum salmon
30 cm
30 cm or more
4
From 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31

SCHEDULE VII(Section 56)

FISHING QUOTAS AND OVERALL LENGTH LIMITS FOR NON-TIDAL WATERS BY SPECIES

Item
Column I
Column II
Column III

Species
Overall Length
Quota

1
Wild rainbow trout
(a) less than 30 cm
(a) 6

(b) 30 cm to 50 cm
(b) 6

(c) more than 50 cm
(c) 6

2
Hatchery rainbow trout
(a) less than 30 cm
(a) 6

(b) 30 cm to 50 cm
(b) 6

(c) more than 50 cm
(c) 6

3
Wild steelhead
50 cm or more
1

4
Hatchery steelhead
50 cm or more
1

5
Wild cutthroat trout
(a) less than 30 cm
(a) 6

(b) 30 cm to 50 cm
(b) 6

(c) more than 50 cm
(c) 6

6
Hatchery cutthroat trout
(a) less than 30 cm
(a) 6

(b) 30 cm to 50 cm
(b) 6

(c) more than 50 cm
(c) 6

7
Wild brown trout
(a) less than 30 cm
(a) 6

(b) 30 cm to 50 cm
(b) 6

(c) more than 50 cm
(c) 6

8
Hatchery brown trout
(a) less than 30 cm
(a) 6

(b) 30 cm to 50 cm
(b) 6

(c) more than 50 cm
(c) 6

9
Wild brook trout
(a) less than 30 cm
(a) 6

(b) 30 cm to 50 cm
(b) 6

(c) more than 50 cm
(c) 6

10
Hatchery brook trout
(a) less than 30 cm
(a) 6

(b) 30 cm to 50 cm
(b) 6

(c) more than 50 cm
(c) 6

11
Wild Dolly Varden
(a) less than 30 cm
(a) 6

(b) 30 cm to 50 cm
(b) 6

(c) more than 50 cm
(c) 6

12
Hatchery Dolly Varden
(a) less than 30 cm
(a) 6

(b) 30 cm to 50 cm
(b) 6

(c) more than 50 cm
(c) 6

13
Wild lake trout
(a) less than 30 cm
(a) 6

(b) 30 cm to 50 cm
(b) 6

(c) more than 50 cm
(c) 6

14
Hatchery lake trout
(a) less than 30 cm
(a) 6

(b) 30 cm to 50 cm
(b) 6

(c) more than 50 cm
(c) 6

15
Smallmouth bass
(a) less than 40 cm
(a) 4

(b) 40 cm or more
(b) 4

16
Largemouth bass
(a) less than 40 cm
(a) 4

(b) 40 cm or more
(b) 4

17
Whitefish
(a) 30 cm or less
(a) 15

(b) more than 30 cm
(b) 15

18
Arctic grayling
(a) 30 cm or less
(a) 3

(b) more than 30 cm
(b) 3

19
Black crappie
(a) 20 cm or less
(a) 25

(b) more than 20 cm
(b) 25

20
Burbot
(a) 30 cm or less
(a) 10

(b) more than 30 cm
(b) 10

21
Wild kokanee
(a) 30 cm or less
(a) 25

(b) more than 30 cm
(b) 25

22
Hatchery kokanee
(a) 30 cm or less
(a) 25

(b) more than 30 cm
(b) 25

23
Northern pike
(a) 90 cm or less
(a) 5

(b) more than 90 cm
(b) 5

24
Walleye
(a) 70 cm or less
(a) 8

(b) more than 70 cm
(b) 8

25
White sturgeon
(a) less than 100 cm
(a) 0

(b) 100 to 200 cm
(b) 1

(c) more than 200 cm
(c) 0

26
Yellow perch
any length
20

27
Goldeye
any length
10

28
Inconnu
(a) 30 cm or less
(a) 1

(b) more than 30 cm
(b) 1

29
Crayfish
any length
25

SCHEDULE VIII(Sections 64 and 65)

SUMMARY OF OFFENCES AND FINES

Item
Column I
Column II
Column III

Provision of Regulations
Offence
Fine ($)

1
4
Molest fish
250

2
4
Injure fish
250

3
5
Fish for protected species
500

4
5
Catch and retain protected species
1,000

5
6(1)(a)
Angle with more than one fishing line
150

6
6(1)(b)
Angle for white sturgeon with more than one line
150

7
[Repealed, SOR/98-545, s. 6]

8
7
Angle with illegal weight attached to fishing line
150

9
8(1)
Angle with fishing line to which more than one hook, artificial lure or artificial fly is attached
150

10
9
Fish with illegal dip net
150

11
10(1)(a)
Use light to attract fish in an illegal manner
150

12
10(1)(b)
Catch fish with snares
150

13
10(1)(b)
Attempt to catch fish with snares
150

14
10(1)(c)
Wilfully foul hook fish
150

15
10(1)(c)
Attempt to foul hook fish
150

16
10(2)
Retain foul-hooked fish
150

17
11
Angle from a vessel equipped with a motor in prohibited waters
150

18
12
Angle from a vessel in prohibited waters
150

19
13(1)
Possess more than twice the daily quota of fish, other than halibut
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

20
13(2)
Possess more than 3 halibut
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of 3 up to a maximum of 1,000

21
14
Possess sport-caught halibut on board vessel together with other fish destined for sale, trade or barter
250

22
18(1)(a)
Fish without a licence
100

23
18(1)(b)
Catch and retain salmon without valid conservation stamp
100

24
[Repealed, SOR/2002-380, s. 12]

25
20
Harvest herring spawn on kelp without applicable licence
500

26
21
Hold more than one licence
100

27
22
Failure to maintain catch records
100

28
24(1)
Fish for fin fish during a close time
250

29
25(1)
Catch and retain fin fish of a species other than salmon in excess of the daily quota
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

30
26(a)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery trout in any Subarea
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

31
26(b)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery trout
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

32
26(c)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for rockfish
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

33
27
Catch and retain more than the aggregate annual quota for lingcod
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

34
28
Catch and retain more than the annual quota of white sturgeon
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

35
29(1)(a)
Catch and retain undersized white sturgeon
100, plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000

36
29(1)(a)
Catch and retain oversized white sturgeon
100, plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000

37
29(1)(b)
Catch and retain undersized wild trout
100, plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000

38
29(1)(c)
Catch and retain undersized hatchery trout
100, plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000

39
29(1)(d)
Catch and retain undersized lingcod
100, plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000

40
30
Fish with prohibited gear
150

41
30
Fish by prohibited method
150

42
31
Fish for eulachon with prohibited gear
150

43
31
Fish for smelt with prohibited gear
150

44
32
Fish for eulachon with more than one net at a time
150

45
32
Fish for smelt with more than one net at a time
150

46
34
Fish for certain fish during close time
250

47
35
Catch and retain certain fish in excess of the daily quota
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

48
36(a)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for clams
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

49
36(b)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of Dungeness crab and red rock crab
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

50
36(c)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of Dungeness crab, red rock crab and king crab
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

51
36(d)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for mussels
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

52
36(e)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of purple-hinged rock and weather-vane scallops
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

53
37(1)(a)
Catch and retain undersized abalone
100, plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000

54
37(1)(b)
Catch and retain undersized Dungeness crab
100, plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000

55
37(1)(c)
Catch and retain undersized red rock crab
100 plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000

56
37(2)
Fail to ensure abalone is of a size that is not prohibited before removing from resting place
150

57
38
Fish with prohibited gear
150

58
38
Fish by prohibited method
150

59
39(1)
Fish for crab with more than two ring nets, dip nets and crab traps in the aggregate
150

59.1
39(2)
Fish for crab with ring net without an attached tag, float or buoy that bears operator’s name
150

59.2
39(2)
Fish for crab with crab trap without an attached tag, float or buoy that bears operator’s name
150

60
40(1)
Fish for shrimp with more than four shrimp traps
150

60.1
40(2)
Fish for shrimp with shrimp trap without an attached tag, float or buoy that bears operator’s name
150

60.2
40.1(1)
Fish for octopus with octopus trap without an attached tag, float or buoy that bears operator’s name
150

61
41
Fish with illegal crab trap
150

61.1
41.1
Set ring net with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name
150

61.2
41.1
Set crab trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name
150

61.3
41.1
Set shrimp trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name
150

61.4
41.1
Set octopus trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name
150

61.5
41.1
Operate ring net with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name
150

61.6
41.1
Operate crab trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name
150

61.7
41.1
Operate shrimp trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name
150

61.8
41.1
Operate octopus trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name
150

61.9
41.1
Leave unattended ring net with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name
150

61.10
41.1
Leave unattended crab trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name
150

61.11
41.1
Leave unattended shrimp trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name
150

61.12
41.1
Leave unattended octopus trap with tag, float or buoy that does not bear operator’s name
150

62
43
Fish for salmon during close time
250

63
44
Catch and retain salmon in excess of the daily quota
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

64
45(1)(a)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of hatchery chinook and wild chinook salmon
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

65
45(1)(b)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of hatchery chinook and wild chinook salmon
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

66
45(1)(c)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of  hatchery chinook and wild chinook salmon
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

67
45(1)(d)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of hatchery coho and wild coho salmon
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

68
45(1)(e)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of hatchery coho and wild coho salmon
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

69
45(1)(f)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota of hatchery coho and wild coho salmon
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

70
45(2)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for salmon
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

71
46
Catch and retain more than the monthly quota for chinook salmon
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

72
47(a)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate annual quota for chinook salmon
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

73
47(b)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate annual quota for chinook salmon
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

74
47(c)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate annual quota for chinook salmon
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

75
47(d)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate annual quota for chinook salmon
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

76
47(e)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate annual quota for chinook salmon
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

77
48
Catch and retain undersized salmon
100, plus 50 per fish up to a maximum of 1,000

78
49
Fish for salmon by prohibited method
150

79
49
Fish for salmon with prohibited gear
150

80
49
Fish for salmon with  prohibited bait
150

81
50
Fish for salmon other than by angling
150

82
52
Fish for fin fish other than salmon, other than by angling, by spear fishing or with a set line
150

83
53
Fish with a spear for prohibited species in specified Regions
150

84
54(a)
Use more than one set line
150

85
54(b)
Use illegal hook on set line
150

86
54(c)
Retain fish of a prohibited species with a set line
150

87
55(1)
Fish during close time
250

88
55(1)
Catch and retain fish during close time
250

89
56(1)
Catch and retain more than the daily quota
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

90
56(2)
Fishing after catching and retaining daily quota of steelhead
250

91
57(a)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery rainbow trout
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

92
57(b)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery steelhead
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

93
57(c)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery cutthroat trout
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

94
57(d)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery brown trout
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

95
57(e)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery brook trout
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

96
57(f)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery Dolly Varden
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

97
57(g)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery lake trout
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

98
57(h)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for smallmouth and largemouth bass
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

99
57(i)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota for wild and hatchery kokanee
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

100
58
Catch and retain more than the aggregate daily quota
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

101
59
Catch and retain more than the monthly quota for steelhead
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

102
60(a)
Catch and retain more than annual quota for steelhead
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

103
60(b)
Catch and retain more than the annual quota for white sturgeon
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

104
60(c)
Catch and retain more than the annual quota for rainbow trout over 50 cm in specified area
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

105
60(d)
Catch and retain more than the annual quota for rainbow trout over 50 cm in specified area
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

106
60(e)
Catch and retain more than the aggregate annual quota for Dolly Varden and lake trout over 60 cm in specified area
100, plus 50 for each fish in excess of the quota up to a maximum of 1,000

107
61
Use freshwater invertebrate as bait
150

108
61
Possess freshwater invertebrate for use as bait
150

109
62
Deposit fish-attracting substance in water
150

110
63
Fish by prohibited method
150

111
63
Fish with prohibited gear
150

112
63
Fish with prohibited bait
150

SOR/98-545, ss. 6, 7;
SOR/2001-156, ss. 18(E), 19, 20, 21(E), 22(F);
SOR/2002-380, ss. 12 to 14;
SOR/2010-113, s. 2.

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