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

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Field Value
Geographic coverage Ontario
Geography Breakdown None
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Last Validated Date 2022-03-15
Update frequency Yearly
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