Saltwater licenses are required to harvest any marine life from salt water - fish, clams, oysters, prawns, crabs, etc. These are required by anyone who is wanting to fish or harvest, even children. There is no charge for children under the age of 16. Be aware of restrictions and quotas for the area you want to harvest in.
Freshwater licenses are required to fish in the lakes and rivers of BC. Be aware that there are still restrictions on where and what you can catch and in some cases how you can fish (fly rod vs spin rod for example). A license is not required for a child under the age of 16.
While may residents get an annual license, you can always purchase a short term license at any time throughout the year.
Click here for a Saltwater license.
Click here for a Freshwater license.
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