I'm not really clear about the laws concerning "ownership" of the seabed. Is it federal law? State law? Local law? Who actually has the legal right to claim bottom rights? To issue permits for things like fish farms, or weir nets, or docks that intrude on waterways?
The OP was asking about BC. In Canada the Federal government controls the water and the Provinical government controls the ocean floor. The Coast Guard has jurisdiction over the waterways but the Department of Transport regulates moorings.
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