However, to protect our fish stocks from dwindling further, we have several policies and regulations in place – with a weekly or annual license required by law for recreational or commercial fishing.

The process is simple:

  • To apply for a fishing license, click here . Make sure you do this before setting out.
  • If you catch a tagged fish, it is likely to belong to one of our over-exploited species. To assist our researchers, please report the fish by calling 800 555 – mentioning the tag number, colour and size, along with the location where it was caught.
  • If you are going on a fishing excursion with a licensed company, you will need to obtain an individual license – the company should already have the correct commercial approvals to cover you.
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