BC Tidal Waters Zones & D.F.O. Sport Fishing Regulations.

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BC Tidal Waters Zones & D.F.O. Sport Fishing Regulations.

Click on the link for the area you are planning to fish to get current regulations and limits. Not sure which tidal area you are in? Check out the DFO maps.

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Looking for good prawning areas? Be sure to check out the Prawning regulations for your area?

Source: First time fishing for Prawns? What you need to know when heading out on the Pacific tidal waters – https://www.fishoncharters.ca/area-17-prawn-closures-regulations

Most guides are professional skilled and trained to know their job. Most professional guides are Transport Canada licensed and commercial insured. We study hard to know the regulations and stay informed in the commercial development of the regulations of our industry. 


BC tidal waters current fishing regulations

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BC tidal waters current fishing regulations:

Changes to the regulations which include closures for salmon species and ground fish Cod species.

British Columbia have 37 species of rockfish. They are caught in fisheries off the coast, plus inshore rockfish species.

This includes: Yelloweye, Quillback, Copper, China, and Tiger. These fish are normally caught with a hook and line gear, in rocky reef habitats.

Monitoring and research programs in B.C. indicate that inshore rockfish are at low levels of abundance. This is especially within the inland waters of Vancouver Island, 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada needs your help. We are working to protect and conserve inshore rockfish.

In 2002 the D.F.O. started the “catch restrictions” and “fishery monitoring” and created “stock assessment programs”. The D.F.O. implemented (Rockfish Conservation Areas,RCAs) which are established throughout the B.C. coast.

Department of Fisheries & Oceans (D.F.O.)

The Rockfish Conservation Area’s make inshore rockfish protected from all mortality associated with recreational and commercial fisheries.

Rockfish Conservation Areas:

Rockfish Conservation Area Overview

Pacific salmon:


Chum salmon


  • Salmon are iconic to BC coastal and inland waters, connecting communities across the region.
  • DFO strive to ensure healthy, diverse salmon populations continue to produce.
  • Monitoring our ocean for sustaining aquatic ecosystems.


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Captain Brent charter’s his 32 foot 1979 Trojan Sport Fisher boat. The boat is named “Mariah” and based at Stone’s Marina in Nanaimo.

Captain Brent and myself provide fishing charters. Both our boat’s work well providing a stable fishing platform. The “Mariah” stays based in Nanaimo. 

Captain Brent has a clean, tidy and organized fishing system on his boat. Our vessels are comfortably equipped.  “Mariah” has features which include a large galley and apartment sized fridge. A stove with an oven, hot & cold pressure water, private washroom with electric flush toilet plus a stand up shower. Spacious amount of seating room inside and out. Our goal is to provide quality comfortable fishing charters for family’s and groups of six (6) or less.