Tank of the Month!
- Oct 29, 2020
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Yeah, delusions of grandeur and all that. What are the laws on keeping wild fish in Canada? Down here you have to apply for a stocking permit for game fish, and get them from an approved hatchery. Nongame fish are legal to catch and keep with a minnow trapping permit.
VERY tight. Big concern is transporting fish period. Absolutely illegal to transport live fish on land. Period.
when you keep fish for eating, they need to be dead and have enough of the carcass left for identification, and size verification before transporting. Trapping minnows and baitfish varies from region to region, but again, cannot be transported unless bought from a licenced seller. You can’t trap from one lake a fish on another.
most of our laws are based on protecting waters, they don’t have new species introduced into new waterways. Understandable. And I agree with the laws we have in place.
as far as keeping wild caught game
Fish as pets, I haven’t researched it, so I don’t know if there are permits for it or not. I doubt that’s the case unless it’s part of government research.
ministry of natural resources has a lot of power up here, and they are not afraid to bring the hammer down when it comes to wild life protection.
so I guess I’ll have to pay out a few officials when I win the lottery to achieve my dream. Lol