Rules, Regulations & Licensing for
Fishing in BC
Halibut and salmon fishing in tidal waters requires a tidal (salt) water fishing license distributed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Anglers who wish to retain any salmon must also purchase a salmon conservation stamp, which is affixed to the tidal water license. Both of which must be purchased prior to fishing.
BC fishing licenses can be purchased at a variety of tackle shops, marine fuel docks, or online for your convenience.
Immediately following a landing of Chinook salmon, an angler must record the retention on their license.