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Fishing Licenses and Regulations When you Move to BC

What to know about fishing licenses and regulations if you move to British Columbia If you’ve moved to British Columbia from another Canadian province or country, and if you love fishing, there are some things to consider about your new life as a recreational fisherman in BC’s waters. Rules can be different than where you’re from. In this article, our Metro Vancouver movers, who have moved families to and from cities in B.C., will explain a few guidelines on exploring fishing licenses and regulations in this province. Fishing in BC freshwater is not the same as fishing in saltwater; moving to B.C. means two separate fishing licenses Some bodies of water are regulated provincially, while others are regulated federally. This is important to know for BC because the province sits on the Pacific Coast. If you have traditionally fished in the Interior or the Prairies, this may be new for you upon moving to BC – having to obtain two separate license for the type of fishing you want to do. Before or after you move to BC, you’ll need to view the rules for federal fishing licenses for tidal waters. Here is a link that may help: https://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm For the Federal system, it’s also important to note that Canada participates in international treaties and national laws that regulate fish species. For this reason, when you catch fish in Canadian tidal waters off the coast of B.C., you’ll need to be aware of some changing regulations and programs over time. For example, there are certain endangered species of fish you can not catch and keep. There are also special rules for your license to be...