Fishing forum > Crab Fishing laws in BC? And BC fishing license question

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Matt

I'm from Edmonton and am up in Vancouver for the week and am planning on going fishing in the next couple of days, and I have a couple of questions.

First off with regards to crab fishing does one need a license? Secondly does one have to keep the whole crab, or can one simply take one of the claws (as I know is legal in some states in the US). If so which claw is it that one can take? How many crabs, or claws (if applicable) can be taken?

Finally is there any way to get a license online for fishing in BC?

Thanks in advance,

Matt
Anonymous


Check out the following link

http://www-comm.pac.dfompo.gc.ca/pages/sfg/shellfish/crab_e.htm
Matt

Thanks for the reply, but was there a typo in the link or is it my computer? I can't seem to access it.

Thanks,

Matt
Alex

Looks like this link is protected from outside access.
You may go directly to BC Tidal Sport Fishing Regulations - Shellfish

Then scroll/search the table for Crab (dangeness, red rock), click for details.


As for keeping claws - it does not make sense for dangeness crab, as you can eat almost all of it (compared to other kinds of crabs). This is exactly why it is so famous. If you plan to keep just meat there is a simple way - you break it against a rock from the belly side and split into two parts with meat/claws/legs. All of this meat is great for eating. Just wash it in the water and here you have it. Be carefull with transportation - unless its a live crab it is not going to last long.


Finally - tidal water license - here is the list of vendors/shops where you can get a license.
abu

good info alex but it is unlawful to posses shucked crap unless you are in your own house
abu

good info alex but it is unlawful to posses shucked crap unless you are in your own house

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