Originally Posted by Nautichthys
It's always good to get the regulations directly from the organization that will be busting you if you screw up.
Dabnis - I've known enough fish cops over the years that I highly doubt a choice between "educating" and fining you will have anything to do with your nationality.
I can only speak from my own experience. We fished the Hakai Pass area for over 25 years, the first 20 on our own the last 5 with a guide due to health problems. Over those years we were inspected many times by DFO. It was interesting to watch them inspect other boats near us, basically a quick look for barbless hooks and they were off to another boat. When they came to us and found we were from California it became a full boat inspection even though they knew it was the Lodge's boat and not ours. When we were with a guide it was genarally something like "How is it going, (guide's name), how many fish do you have?, say hello to your wife for me, eh?