Fish & Fish Habitat

A huge variety of fish and other aquatic animals live in B.C.’s freshwater habitats. They provide food for humans and other animals, support the economy, and are an important part of B.C.’s healthy ecosystems. Learn about fish and other aquatic animals and the habitats in which they live.

Find out about fish, other aquatic animals, and their habitats. Read about fish habitat data search and submission tools, digital base maps, and fish inventory information. 

The province has responsibility for the management of freshwater fish habitat and the upland resources that can impact or alter their environment.

BC is home to nearly 70 different freshwater fish species as well as more than a dozen introduced species that exhibit a range of unique characteristics and life histories.