Fish Collection & Habitat

Potential Approval, Permit or Code of Practice Requirements

Fish Collection - Provincial Regulations

Explanation:

Pursuant to Section 19 of the Wildlife Act and Section 18 of the Angling and Scientific Collection Regulation, anyone intending to collect freshwater fish from non-tidal British Columbia inland waters is required to have a Fish Collection Permit. The permit is not valid for species listed as threatened or endangered under the Species at Risk Act or for eulachon or salmon other than kokanee. (see Fish Collection-Federal).

Statute: Wildlife Act, 1996

Relevant Section or Regulation:

Regulating Agency: Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy


Fish Collection - Federal Regulations

Explanation:

A licence from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) authorizing pre-construction salvage of fish is required. The above application is for collecting activities in marine waters in DFO’s South Coast Area only. The permit is not valid for collecting freshwater fish from non-tidal waters (see Fish Collection-Provincial) or a species listed as threatened or endangered under the Species at Risk Act (see Species at Risk).

Statute: Fisheries Act, 1985

Relevant Section or Regulation: Fishery General Regulations Part VII 

Regulating Agency: Fisheries and Oceans Canada


Fish Habitat

Explanation:

The Fisheries Act requires that projects avoid causing serious harm to fish unless authorized by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. This applies to work being conducted in or near waterbodies that support fish that are part of or that support a commercial, recreational or Aboriginal fishery. To protect fish and fish habitat, efforts should be made to avoid, mitigate and/or offset harm.

Statute: Fisheries Act, 1985

Relevant Section or Regulation:

Regulating Agency: Fisheries and Oceans Canada