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Anglers must purchase a Tidal Water Sport Fishing License to fish British Columbia’s saltwater areas.
A basic license allows you to pursue most available species of fish. If you want to catch salmon, you will need to purchase an additional salmon conservation stamp. Children under the age of 16 must register for a license, but the licenses are issued free of charge.
Buy a Tidalwater Recreational Fishing License Online
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is pleased to offer the Recreational Licensing System, an online application for the B.C. tidal waters sport fishing license service. This online license service is user friendly: fill out the secured online form, pay the required fee, print your license, and you are ready to go fishing.