Conservation Surcharge

A Conservation Surcharge, also called a Conservation Species Licence, allows the angler to fish for or keep special species or sizes of fish (Steelhead, Non-Tidal Salmon, Kootenay Lake Rainbow Trout, Shuswap Lake Rainbow Trout or Shuswap Lake Char.  Each of these licences must be purchased in addition to the Basic Licence, and is valid for the licensing year (April 1st to March 31st).


Anglers who wish to participate in the catch and release White Sturgeon fishery in the lower and middle freshwater portions of the Fraser River watershed must buy a White Sturgeon Conservation Licence in addition to the Basic Licence. White Sturgeon Conservation Licences are available for 1-day, 8-day and annual time frames.


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