Fishers are reminded that they may not retain or transport more than their individual Possession Limit for any species, nor more than any aggregate limit.
The following requirements apply until a fish is prepared for immediate consumption, or the fisher arrives at home, or the fisher delivers their fish to a registered processing service.
If you clean or package your fish, note that regulations require that the species, number, and size of the fish can be readily determined to make sure your catch complies with Daily and Possession Limits, including size and mark specific regulations. For all salmon species, never remove the skin.
If filleted, one complete/intact fillet from one side of the fish including the pectoral fin and the tail fin must be retained. In addition, for Chinook and Coho, the adipose fin or the healed scar showing the hatchery mark must be retained on the same fillet. (See diagram under General Reminders tab.)
When packaging your salmon catch, heads may be removed per the following requirements:
For all salmon species:
For Chinook and Coho, additionally:
When packaging salmon for guests, lodges and charter operations are to clearly provide the following information on the outside of the transport box.
When individuals are transporting or shipping fish they must package their fish separately and only have one name per package. However, they may share a container. It is recommended that the contents (number of fish, species, and number of packages) be listed on the outside of the container to facilitate inspection.
We can arrange to meet you anytime outside of normal operating hours for pickup. We also have airline approved shipping boxes for those of you who are flying out.
We will weigh, tag and ice your catch immediately. Your catch will then be professionally filleted, portioned as per your request, packed in 4mm food grade poly bags, vacuum sealed, labelled as per DFO regulations and then frozen.
Packaging & Transporting
Information from DFO
154 Head Bay Road, Tahsis, BC V0P 1X0