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B.C. Reg. 261/83
O.C. 1186/83
Filed July 15, 1983

Wildlife Act

Freshwater Fish Regulation

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2015 and 2016
for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 145/2004]

3Authorization by permit
4Fee for authorization by permit


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 he

(a) has in possession,

(b) transports, or

(c) traffics in

live fish unless authorized by a permit or a licence.

[am. B.C. Reg. 248/2001.]

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 he or she specifies authorizing a person to

(a) possess,

(b) transport, or

(c) traffic in

live fish.

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

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