Department of Fisheries and Oceans

It’s April 1st, 2018 and no joke, it’s time to get your 2018 Tidal Licence and Salmon stamp as well as your freshwater licence.

2018 Fishery Notice Rockfish and Lingcod Daily Limits and Close Times

Effective April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019, the following recreational daily limits and close times apply to Rockfish and Lingcod in North and South Coast waters as described. These management measures are required to reduce fishing impacts on rockfish in general and identified rockfish species of concern.

Rockfish Conservations Areas (RCA’s) and Marine Protected Areas (including glass sponge reef closures) remain in effect – refer to the following website for descriptions:


Please review the BC Sport Fishing Guide online at: for any other restrictions that apply to the Area that you are fishing in, such as finfish closures, size limits, annual limits, and permitted gear.

Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation? If so, please call the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line at 1-800-465-4336.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 1-866-431-FISH (3474).

Contact: Brad Beaith (South Coast) – (250)756-7190
Peter Katinic (North Coast) – (250)559-8330
Carole Eros – (604)666-7089

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center – FN0249

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]a