Now Posted: Proposed angling regulation changes for the 2023-2025 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis. Deadline for public feedback is January 6, 2023.

Welcome to B.C. Ministry of Forests Angling, Hunting and Trapping Engagement Website

The public is invited to comment on proposed angling, hunting, and trapping regulations and policies through this engagement website.

The Province recognizes that a wider range of perspectives can be reached through web-based public engagement. We will continue to use a face-to-face consultation process in addition to collecting online feedback.

The ministry posts regional and provincial regulation and policy proposals on this website for public comment. User comments are visible only to designated ministry staff and to the user that posted the comment. A summary of website responses will be qualitatively analysed, summarized, and forwarded to ministry decision makers for consideration. The ministry will post final regulatory and policy decisions on the website. 

The posted regulation proposals describe the current and proposed regulations, and include rationales for the regulatory change, while ensuring that the Ministry’s primary goal of conservation is maintained.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and working together to ensure that British Columbia provides world-class sustainable hunting, trapping, and fishing opportunities.

Users may view proposals without logging in, but users will now be required to log in with a BCeID to post comments.  There are 3 types of BCeID accounts (business, personal, and basic) and a person just needs a basic BCeID in order to leave comments.  If you have a current business or personal BCeID you can use those, but if you don’t, you only need to register for the basic one.

Click here to go to BCeID website 

Note: The Fish and Wildlife Branch strives to post all proposed regulation changes at once, however there are situations when that is not possible and additional proposed changes are posted at a later date. Viewers are encouraged to re-visit the website at a later date; the most recent postings are at the top of the list.