Saltwater licences 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 licences 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 licence is not required for a child under the age of 16.
While may residents get an annual licence, you can always purchase a short term licence at any time throughout the year.
Click here for a Saltwater licence.
Click here for a Freshwater licence.
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