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Information regarding online survey of BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishers

By Sportfishing BC, 🕔Fri, Apr 10th, 2015


Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0327-RECREATIONAL - General Information - Information regarding online survey of BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishers.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) conducts an internet survey of Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence holders to efficiently and cost-effectively collect data on recreational fishing activity and catch in the tidal waters of British Columbia. The information collected is used in combination with data from other sources to provide estimates of catch and effort in recreational fisheries. This survey approach was first tested in March 2012 and has been conducted monthly since July 2012.

This survey relies on a commitment from users of the resource to report their catch, so our fisheries can be managed to provide the best sustainable opportunities possible. Every month, a random sample of current Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licences is drawn to select survey participants. The survey is conducted for DFO by EKOS Research and Associates. Participants are first contacted via email by DFO and then by EKOS with a link to the survey website. Contact information provided by DFO to EKOS is kept securely and used only for the purpose of conducting this survey. Individual survey responses remain strictly confidential and are protected in accordance with the provisions of the federal Privacy Act:

For more information, please see the Privacy notice for holders of a Pacific Region Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence: Fisheries and Oceans Canada appreciates the cooperation and contribution of licence holders to this important survey.

Note that responding to the survey is required as a condition of licence for Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence holders. MORE INFORMATION is available at

For inquiries, please email the DFO Sport Catch Survey team at

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0327 Sent April 9, 2015 at 10:13 Visit us on the Web at

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