Recreational fishing in marine farming lease areas is not allowed without the permission of the leaseholder. Marine farming leases give the leaseholder the exclusive right of occupation of the waters and the seabed.
The corners of marine farming lease areas are marked with navigation markers with IALA special markers. The markers are yellow and may have lights and a cross.
A few simple rules should be followed:
- Be aware of the location of marine farming leases in any area you intend to fish. If unsure, check the marine farming lease charts on LISTMap or contact the Aquaculture Branch (see details below).
- Unless you have
the prior permission of the leaseholder, please keep clear of the boundaries of marine farming leases. You must not enter the lease area.
- Be careful if anchoring or fishing near a deep water marine farming zone. The anchors and mooring lines for farms can extend outside the lease boundaries and you risk fouling your gear or anchor.