DFO clarifies food fishery rules for remote cabin owners

Brodie Thomas
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Folks will be taking to the water this Saturday to catch their fill of cod and other groundfish.

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Rules and limits regarding the recreational food fishery are fairly straightforward, but what happens if you want to spend a few days fishing from a remote cabin along the coast? Could you be charged if caught travelling with several day’s catch in a single boat?

DFO spokeswoman Mariah McCooey said transporting additional fish caught in a remote location over several days is permitted as long as the fish are kept in a state that allows species and the number of fish to be determined.

“Participants are also encouraged to contact their local DFO detachment beforehand to explain the circumstances and their intentions,” said McCooey.

Organizations: DFO

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