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B.C. Reg. 261/83
O.C. 1186/83
Filed July 15, 1983
This consolidation is current to April 16, 2024.
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Wildlife Act

Freshwater Fish Regulation

[Last amended March 30, 2022 by B.C. Reg. 76/2022]


1   In this regulation, "fish" means a freshwater species of

(a) Order Petromyzoniformes (lampreys),

(b) Class Osteichthyes (bony fishes),

(c) Class Crustacea (crustaceans), or

(d) Class Mollusca

and their eggs and juvenile stages but does not include

(e) goldfish, or

(f) species of ornamental tropical fishes.

[en. B.C. Reg. 145/2004, s. 1.]


2   A person commits an offence where the person

(a) has in possession,

(b) transports, or

(c) traffics in

live fish unless authorized by a permit or a licence.

[am. B.C. Regs. 248/2001; 74/2017, App. 2.]

Authorization by permit

3   A regional manager or a person authorized by a regional manager may issue a permit in accordance with this regulation on the terms and for the period the regional manager or the person authorized by the regional manager specifies authorizing a person to

(a) possess,

(b) transport, or

(c) traffic in

live fish.

[en. B.C. Reg. 145/2004, s. 2; am. B.C. Reg. 76/2022, s. 3.]

Fee for authorization by permit

4   The fee for a permit issued under section 3 is $25 and the habitat conservation trust fund surcharge to be paid is $5.

[en. B.C. Reg. 145/2004, s. 2.]

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Wildlife Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 488, s. 108 (2) and (3).]