Recreational fishing regulations data

This spatial dataset contains a summary of fishing regulations and fish sanctuary descriptions. The data includes information on:

  • species catch and possession limits
  • size limits
  • seasons and close times
  • fish sanctuaries
  • bait and gear restrictions
  • regulations for specific fisheries management zones and waterbodies

This dataset is not intended for legal purposes nor is it a complete representation of current regulations. For details on the current regulations, visit:

Close times, fishing quotas and size limits established in the Ontario Fishery Regulations may be changed through variation orders. Learn more at


Ontario's Open Data Team


Data Available

The data described here is available for you to use. [Learn more]
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Covers 2020-01-01 - 2020-12-31

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Additional Info

Field Value
Geographic coverage Ontario
Geography Breakdown None
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Last Validated Date 2020-06-08
Update frequency Yearly
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