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Fishing Licence: General Species 2005

Who Needs This Licence?
You are required to purchase a general fishing licence or a salmon fishing licence to angle in the waters of Nova Scotia, with the following exceptions:

• No licence is required to angle in tidal waters; however, seasons and bag limits are still in effect. 
The boundaries of tidal waters are defined by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Check each Recreational Fishing Area for tidal water closures.

• No licence is required to fish in legally constructed private ponds or U-fish
operations (commercially licensed aquaculture operations), nor do seasons apply.

1. General Fishing Licences are available from all district offices of the Department of
Natural Resources and from vendors authorized to issue fishing licences.
Resident $24.13
Resident (Senior) $5.75 (65 years & older)
Non-resident (Seasonal) $54.74
Non-resident (7- day) $30.25

2. Salmon Fishing Licences are available from all district offices of the Department of Natural Resources and selected vendors (8:30 am–4:30 pm,Mon.–Fri.) as well as from provincial camping parks (7 days a week).

Resident Salmon Fishing Licence
(16 years and older) $36.37
Resident Salmon Fishing Licence
(under 16 years) $11.50
Non-resident Salmon Fishing Licence
(seasonal) $134.35
Non-resident (7- day)
Salmon Fishing Licence $54.74

In tidal or salt-water, which is federal jurisdiction in Canada, seasons and bag limits vary from place to place within the province. For more information, contact Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Halifax at 902-426-9010 (weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), or the Department 24-hour phone at 1-800-565-1633, or this web site:
     http://www.maritimes.dfo.ca
Fishing in Canadian National Parks requires a transferable National Parks Fishing Licence, which is available in park offices.For more information on National Parks see the National Parks website at:
     http://parkscanada.pch.gc.ca 
Legislative Authority:
Wildlife Act, Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 504

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