D.F.O. Changes to area 17 fishing limits and fish closures

Popular species      2019/2020 season area 17

You’re responsible for understanding the regulations and restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

How to follow the rules
  1. Check the Area map. You need to know the location (subarea) where you plan to fish.
  2. Check the Species regulations table for fishing opportunities and basic regulations.
  3. Check the Restrictions table for special exceptions and more detailed regulations.
  4. Get to know the locations of protected areas. Permanent fishing restrictions are in effect in these areas to protect fish and fish habitat.



VANCOUVER ISLAND FISHING CHARTERS have licensed charter Captains, with large vessels. All equipped and ready to take you fishing or cruising. We cover the west coast inside tidal waters of the southern half of Vancouver Island. If you are planning a company team building event or a family group fishing trip, please text or call us for dates and rates.