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. 

Major studies have been carried out in B.C. to understand the relationship between fish and forestry. Learn more about these six important studies below. 

Find information on fish passage issues in B.C. Most fish passage problems in the province have been identified, and are associated with closed bottom structures (culverts).

Understand how the blend of streambed, water, trees, shrubs and grasses in a riparian area provides fish habitat, and directly influences it.