Western News staff
The provincial government is asking for public input on the proposed changes to the 2017-2019
Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis.
Taking effect April 1 next year, the adjustments are based on regional requirements and conditions with the intent of the conservation of native fish species and enhance sustainable angling opportunities for recreational fishers.
The proposals include measures such as bait bans, hook restrictions,
changes to fishery opening and closing dates and adjusting retention
quotas to meet management objectives for native species and reduce
impacts of non-native species in B.C. lakes and rivers.
The 30-day opportunity for public comment ends on Dec. 16, 2016. Once
final decisions are made, the regulations will be published in the synopsis and
distributed to the public and posted online in March 2017 at:
A complete list and description of the proposed
regulations can be viewed online at: http://apps.nrs.gov.bc.ca/pub/ahte/
For general information about fishing regulations in B.C., go to the
fish and wildlife home page. The home page also includes a How to Guide
and Frequently Asked Questions to assist users in navigating the website: