Infographic: No fishing in Glass Sponge Reef Marine Refuges

Release date: September 2019
Infographic: No fishing in Glass Sponge Reef Marine Refuges
Description: No fishing in Glass Sponge Reef Marine Refuges

Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound glass sponge reef marine refuges

British Columbia's glass sponge reefs are globally unique ecosystems that provide important habitat for marine life.

Glass sponge reefs are very fragile! To protect and conserve these reefs, avoid fishing and anchoring in closed areas.

No bottom-contact fishing (trap, trawl, and groundfish hook-and-line)

No use of downrigger gear (in some reefs)

Avoid anchoring (whenever possible)

For more information, visit Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound Glass Sponge Reef Conservation Initiative to view detailed maps online.

Report fishing violations to Fisheries and Oceans Canada's observe, record, and report 24 hour hotline: 1-800-465-4336