The Haida have gathered sustenance from the sea for generations. Whether paddling, sailing or powerboating, this incredible resource is available to visitors too. Rockfish, ling cod, salmon and halibut are just some of the species that have been caught and enjoyed by visitors to Gwaii Haanas.

But remember to always fillet your fish near the edge of the sea, away from your camp, so the blood and scraps are washed away by the tide. This helps keep bears away from campsites.

Saltwater fishing requires a Tidal Waters Fishing License.

Freshwater fishing is not permitted in Gwaii Haanas.

Closures and Regulations

In the marine area, sustainable fishing activities continue to provide livelihoods and connect people and families to Gwaii Haanas. Marine zoning aims to expand protection of ecological and cultural features while maintaining viable commercial and recreational fishing opportunities.

Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve, National Marine Conservation Area Reserve, and Haida Heritage Site 
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More information can be found on the DFO website.