Boating Atlantic 2020

Recreational Fishing Regulations

It’s best to know the law when it comes to fishing in Canada. Managing Canada’s recreational fisheries is a shared responsibility between federal, provincial, and territorial governments. Roles vary between different provinces and territories. Generally, the federal government is responsible for all marine species with the exception of anadromous and catadromous species in inland waters in some regions. Provincial and territorial governments are responsible for freshwater species.
Unless otherwise noted, the websites on the site below are managed by provincial and territorial
governments. Consult anglers’ guides and information on fishing
licences and other regulations.