society news


Report a Wildlife Violation

One way you can help protect the environment, fish and wildlife​ is to stop violations before they happen. The watchful eyes of the community can deter possible violators. If you see an offence, think O.R.R.: Observe, Record, Report​.

OBSERVE WHAT THE PERSON IS DOING

Some common violations are:

● Illegal waste disposal (household or business waste, e.g. dumped on Crown
Land)
● Unlawful open burning (e.g. dense smoke); excludes backyard burning
● The discharge of chemicals or sewage to lakes or rivers
● Damage to fish or wildlife habitat
● Exceeding the daily bag or catch limit
● Use of illegal hunting or fishing gear
● Fishing or hunting out of season or in closed areas
● Unauthorized collection or sale of fish and wildlife or their parts

RECORD WHAT YOU OBSERVE

As soon as possible, write down what you’ve seen. Include these details:

● The date, time and location (e.g. nearest town, fishing location, stream,
address)
● The violator’s identity or description (e.g. height, weight, hair colour, age,
clothing, number of violators)
● The boat or vehicle description (e.g. vehicle licence, boat registration number,
vessel length, colour, make, type, distinguishing features)
● Evidence that might still be at the scene (e.g. catch, fish offal, gear used)

REPORT THE VIOLATION

MARINE VIOLATIONS: 1-800-465-4336
NON-MARINE VIOLATIONS: 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)

Download the wildlife violations poster (PDF)