BC Sport fishing regulations and directs of what areas are open for all fish species.
The link embed in the title directs you to the current DFO fishing regulations. Plus information about the species you wish to try and catch. Sometimes people find it difficult to find this information. The DFO website for the Pacific region tidal waters regulations is full of information. I try to make it easier for my guests to locate all the info required.
Source: VANCOUVER ISLAND FISHING CHARTERS | Marine holiday hot spot, enjoy catching Wild Salmon, Ling Cod, Red Snapper, Crabs, or Prawns
Captain Brent has chartered his 32 foot Trojan Sport fishing vessel for many years. The “Mariah” is well equipped with great features that include a large galley, private head, spacious amount of room inside and out. Captain Brent and me are working together to provide the best quality charters for groups of ten or less.
Source: Recreational rockfish harvesters fined total of $15,000 for overfishing near Egmont on BC’s Sunshine Coast – Canada.ca
Sechelt, British Columbia — A group of recreational harvesters were found guilty in Sechelt Provincial Court on June 21, 2018 of violations of the Fisheries Act committed in the Egmont area, on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast. The Honourable Judge Steven Merrick ordered Li-Chao Tang to pay a fine of $5,000, be prohibited from recreational fishing in tidal waters for one year, plus forfeit a seized vessel, all of its contents, and all of the associated fishing gear, valued at approximately $15,000. Judge Merrick fined Cho Cheung and Kwong Tzang $3,500 each, fined Yu Tong $3,000, and ordered the same one year fishing prohibition for all three men.
In his findings Judge Merrick stated that: “Their conduct was reprehensible. A clear message must be sent to Mr. Tang and others that you must check fisheries regulations and they must be followed.” In his comments Justice Merrick also noted that the public interest in protecting the fisheries is hardly trifling, that everyone needs to understand there really is just a limited number of fish in the sea, whether it be recreational or commercial, that failure to follow fisheries regulations is serious, and as stewards of our environment it is incumbent on the Court to impose fines that reflect society’s condemnation of a serious environmental issue.
The Government of Canada is committed to safeguarding the long-term health and productivity of Canada’s fisheries resources, and the habitat that supports them, for generations to come. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a mandate to protect and conserve marine resources and to prosecute offenders under the Fisheries Act. It ensures and promotes compliance with the Act and other laws and regulations through a combination of land, air, and sea patrols, as well as education and awareness activities. As part of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s work to end illegal activity, the Department asks the public for information on activities of this nature or any contravention of the Fisheries Act and regulations. Anyone with information can call the toll-free violation reporting line at 1-800-465-4336.
- The violations of the Fisheries Act occurred May 1, 2017.
- The violations were observed by fishery officers conducting a surveillance operation to protect vulnerable rockfish populations.
- The group was found in possession of 15 rockfish, 11 of which were over their daily possession limits.
- Yelloweye are one of the largest rockfish species and can live up to 115 years, reaching a maximum recorded length of 91 cm and weight of 11.3 kg. They are a highly prized species by all user groups.
- Possession limits are calculated to maximize recreational opportunities while attempting to rebuild Yelloweye Rockfish populations which are currently a species of concern under the Species At Risk Act.
- Given the large number of recreational fishery participants in BC, the effect of illegal fishing (fishing during closed times, in closed areas, exceed fishing limits, failing to report catch) by even a small proportion of recreational harvesters can have a significant negative impact on the fisheries resource. Persistent illegal harvest could result in the curtailment of fishing opportunities for all recreational Rockfish harvesters, contrary to the goals of stability and predictability.
- The whole lower mainland of Vancouver is closed to rockfish harvesting and the majority of the BC Coast is closed to the retention of Yelloweye rockfish this year.
SPRING SALMON FISHING CHARTER
- 4 HOURS DEPARTURE TO RETURN PRICE $550.00.
- INCLUDES CATCHING CRABS WITH 4 TRAPS.
- UP TO 4 ADULT GUESTS or 2 ADULTS AND 4 KIDS.
- MUST BE BOOKED BEFORE MARCH 31 / 2019.
- FISHING LICENSES ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL GUESTS.
- BOOK NOW
1690 Stewart Ave. Nanaimo B.C. V9S-4E1
Captain Al cell # 250-619-7008