Regulations for recreational fishing are divided into freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing. The Provinces look after the fresh water fin fish information and licensing requirement and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is the source of information for saltwater fish and shellfish
FRESH WATER FIN FISH For a summary of the regulations pertaining to licence requirements, season dates, gear restrictions, daily limits and size limits for the following freshwater finfish, visit the New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI provincial government websites:
The Government of Nova Scotia maintains an informative web site at
Here you will find information about fishing licenses and permits, laws and regulations, fishing lakes, hatchery programs, education, resource management and the Anglers Handbook.
The government of New Brunswick maintains an informative web site at https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/erd/natural_resources/content/fish.html
Here you will find information about fishing regulations, where to fish, types of fish, aquatic invasive species and how to stop the spread of invasive species, stocked waters and a fishing guide directory.
Prince Edward Island:
The Government of Prince Edward Island maintains an informative web site at
Here you will find information about licensing, fees, fishing spots for fresh and saltwater, species and regulations.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Information about fresh water recreational fishing http://www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/NL/Angling
SALTWATER RECREATIONAL FISHING INFORMATION
For the Gulf Region, PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick
For recreation regulations regarding saltwater fin fish and shell fish, visit the Department of Fisheries and Oceans website at http://www.glf.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Gulf/FAM/Recreational-Fisheries
For the Maritime Region, Eastern Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and the Bay of Fundy
For recreation regulations regarding saltwater fin fish and shell fish, visit the Department of Fisheries and Oceans website at http://www.inter.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Maritimes/Recreational-Fisheries/Home
For Newfoundland and Labrador
For recreation decisions regarding saltwater recreational fishing and shellfish visit https://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fisheries-peches/recreational-recreative/index-eng.html