Kootenay freshwater fish management

The Kootenay  Region encompasses the southeast corner of British Columbia and consists of the Columbia Mountains (Purcell, Selkirk and Monashees) and the Rocky Mountains. Noted fish species in the region include Westslope Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout and Gerrard Rainbow Trout. Fisheries staff are located in offices in Cranbrook and Nelson.

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Primary responsibilities for the Regional Fisheries staff include:

  • Freshwater fisheries management in regional lakes and streams, conservation, lake stocking, angling regulations, and classified waters
  • Cooperative fisheries management with government agencies, First Nations and NGOs
  • Specific Fisheries Project
  • Review & Approval of scientific fish collection and live fish possession and transportation permits
  • Collect and provide scientific fisheries information, data and support for First Nations treaty negotiation tables and other user groups

Classified Waters of the Kootenay Region

Kootenay Regional News

White Sturgeon Sampling on Kootenay Lake information poster (PDF, 2.6Mb)

Kootenay Lake Rainbow Trout and Bull Trout "Spaghetti Tag" Reward (PDF, 163Kb)

Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine Articles (Note: these links leave the Provincial Government web and take the viewer directly to Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine managed web pages)

Kootenay Regional Reports

Note: Additional reports can be accessed through the Cross-Linked information Resources (CLIR) Tool


Kootenay Lake Bulletins and Reports