The intent of this notice is to explain the existing regulations regarding
freshwater lamprey (ditch eels). These are not new regulations.
Freshwater lamprey which are commonly known as ditch eels are defined as fish
under the Fisheries Act. Freshwater lamprey species found in Region 2 include
the Western Brook Lamprey (Lampetra Richardsoni), River Lamprey (L. ayresi) and
Pacific Lamprey (L. tridentata).
The British Columbia Freshwater Fish Regulation prohibits the possession,
transport or traffic of live fish (including lampreys) for any reason unless
authorized by a permit from the Province.
The Federal Fisheries Act prohibits the sale of any fish, unless that fish was
caught under the authority of a commercial licence. The Fisheries Act also
prohibits the purchase of any fish that was illegally caught.
The use of rakes, shovels or the placement of hay bales in watercourses could
result in the disruption of fish habitat. The disruption of fish habitat is
prohibited under the Fisheries Act.
Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0269
Sent May 9, 2005 at 0825
Thanks gofish that's exactly what I was looking for. And for Mike u really think that if it was in a thread that I've read a half dozen times I would of posted another. ;D Thanks for the help though, but I wanted actual documentation. :thumbup:
Lampreys worked a bit yesteday. Lost a monster, just kept pulling line until the hook popped!!! That was the only fish hooked, pity, would have loved to play it some more, man nothing I could do to stop it.... Thanks to Berg for letting me play with it for a bit!! :cheers:
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