Farmed Sturgeon Permit

Farmed Sturgeon Permit

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This application is for a Farmed Sturgeon Permit which allows individuals or businesses to apply for a licence to transport and/or hold and sell live farmed sturgeon in British Columbia. 

There are two permit types. The first is applicable to the transport of live sturgeon to a retail outlet within B.C. and the other is applicable to hold/retain live sturgeon at a restaurant or market within B.C.

Costs and Responsibilities

$30.00 Licence Fee 

Fees are payable at the time of application. Applications will not be processed until the fee has been paid. 

Fees can be paid online at the time of application, or at a FrontCounter BC location. See Payment Guidelines for more information.

The Habitat Conservation Trust Fund surcharge is included in the above fee(s).

Fees calculated on the electronic Fish and Wildlife application may not be the complete fee. A Permit Clerk will contact you if late fees are owed or if other licence specific fees are outstanding.

What you need to apply


Anyone who is 19 years of age or older can apply for a Farmed Sturgeon Permit

Are you renewing an existing permit?

If you are renewing an existing permit, you will be required to enter your existing permit number.

You will need to provide information about your Proposed Activity:

  • Transporting live sturgeon to a retail outlet within B.C.


  • Holding/Retailing live sturgeon at a restaurant or market within B.C.
Please provide the complete street address of the retail outlet(s).

What happens after you apply

The target time frame for decision on your permit is 30 days*

*Processing time may be considerably longer if there is a required consultation process.

Your application will not be processed until payment has been received in full.

Receiving the application

Your application will be reviewed to ensure that it is complete. Your payment and documents will be entered into the appropriate systems. When necessary, you will be contacted for more information. 

An application will not be accepted and processed until all required information as well as payment has been received.

Decision Making

A decision will be made on whether to issue a permit or not after a full review of your submission.

Issuance of Permit

If your application is approved, the permit will be issued and sent to you by FrontCounter BC. If your application was not approved, you will be notified. 

NOTE: If you used a BCeID and a licence or permit is issued, you can download it from the Manage your Natural Resource Applications webpage by logging in using your BCeID

Wildlife Act

Tips for a successful application

Follow these tips to make the application process easier:

  1. Review this guide and have all the information and documents ready before you start filling out the application.
  2. Use a Basic, Personal or Business BCeID for your application. A BCeID is easy to get and allows you to save your application, reopen it, and check the status of your application online. Applications will automatically time-out after a certain period of inactivity if not saved.
  3. Contact FrontCounter BC before you begin, to help you with all natural resource applications.