Steveston Harbour Authority Rates as of January 1, 2017
Active Licensed Commercial Fishing Vessels
$0.34 / metre / day.
Monthly Rates (valid only if paid in advance):
1-5 months in advance: 18% discount over daily rate.
6-11 months in advance: 30% discount over daily rate.
12 months in advance: 45% discount over daily rate.
$3.43 / metre / day.
Monthly Rates (valid only if paid in advance):
1 month in advance: $31.55 / metre / month.
2-5 months in advance: $29.03 / metre / month.
6+ months in advance: $25.24 / metre / month.
Shore Power is not included in moorage fees. Power charges are listed below and are levied per cord, not per vessel.
1) Regular Shore Power (20 and 30 amp, depending on area)
Daily: $4.20 / calendar day.
Monthly: $70.00 / calendar month.
Annually: $522.50 / year.
2) Welding Power
Use of any welding plug, apart from those on the welding float itself, is charged at $10.00 / calendar day.
Use of the welding float has its own separate charge of $20.00 / calendar day for commercial fishing vessels and $25.00 / calendar day for pleasure craft (moorage is NOT included in this rate).
3) Metered Power
Metered Power is charged by the amount of kilowatt-hours (kWh) used and is charged at rates determined by BC Hydro.
Gear Storage Lockers
Lockers for gear storage are offered to active commercial fishers only at a rate of $25.35 / square metre / year, payable annually in advance. Rates for individual lockers will vary with size as per the above formula. Currently, there is a waiting list for lockers and gear storage. If you wish to have your name added to the list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the SHA main office at 604-272-5539.
Outside storage for commercial fishing equipment such as seine nets, crab traps, etc. is available in limited quantities in several areas, some in fenced compounds and some in designated areas around the yard at the Paramount site. The rate for outside storage is $9.75 / square metre / year. Currently, there is a waiting list for outside storage; if you wish to have your name added to the list, please email email@example.com or call the SHA main office at 604-272-5539.
Steveston Harbour Authority has a small designated skiff storage area at the Paramount site that fills up quickly every year, so outside storage for dead skiffs and power skiffs is only available on a first come, first served basis. Skiffs under 20 feet long are charged $200.00 / year. Skiffs longer than 20 feet are charged at the regular moorage rate listed at the top of this page.
Vessel Land Storage
Vessel land storage rates are identical to moorage rates, based on vessel length. Our main vessel dry land storage area is restricted to licensed commercial fishing vessels only, with admission granted on a first come, first served basis. Our land storage area at Richmond Camp is open to both commercial fishing vessels and pleasure craft, with priority given to commercial fishing vessels. To inquire about storage at Richmond Camp, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the SHA main office at 604-272-5539.
Vessel Repair Area
Repair yard rates have changed as of January 1, 2017. Rates are now based on vessel length. To view the rates chart in PDF format, click here.
*Note* – the travel lift is operated by Strait Marine (604-277-1414). SHA has no control over lift pricing or timing.
Outside net repairs: $55.00 / calendar day.
Inside seine repair lane: $105.00 / calendar day.
The inside seine lane is available by reservation only. To reserve the seine lane, please email email@example.com or call the SHA main office at 604-272-5539.
Paramount Concrete Loading Float
The Paramount concrete loading float is free of charge for fishers who are actively loading / unloading gear. However, in the interest of keeping the float clear for loading and unloading purposes, no vessel is allowed to stay overnight on the south or west sides of the float under any circumstances unless authorized previously by Steveston Harbour Authority. If overnight stays are required for major loading / unloading operations or other legitimate reasons as determined by Steveston Harbour Authority, permission may be granted to moor on the east side of the float for these purposes at a rate of $20.00 / day in addition to regular moorage fees. However, this is only possible if authorized by Steveston Harbour Authority.
If any vessel ties to the loading float overnight under any circumstances without prior approval from Steveston Harbour Authority, that vessel will be subject to a penalty of $100.00 / day until the vessel leaves the float.
Our boat ramp is located in the fenced compound at the south foot of No. 2 Road (called Richmond Camp). The fee for launching a vessel at the boat ramp is $15.00 / calendar day (taxes included). If you are an overnight user, there is an additional charge of $12.00 / each additional calendar day for leaving your vehicle and trailer parked in the lot.
Friday: (launch vessel) $15.00 – includes launch and parking for 1 vehicle and trailer.
Saturday: $12.00 – includes parking for 1 vehicle and trailer.
Sunday: $12.00 – includes parking for 1 vehicle and trailer.
Monday: (lift vessel out of water) $15.00 – includes lift and parking for 1 vehicle and trailer.
Total owing for above example: $54.00
There is a small office next to the boat ramp with payment envelopes and a drop box on the office door. If the office is not manned when you are launching your vessel, please fill out a payment envelope, place your payment (cash or cheque) in the envelope and put it in the drop box. Our operations staff will issue a parking pass for your vehicle when they return to check the drop box and once they have collected payment.
You can also purchase a booklet of 11 tickets for $150.00 at our main office (you get one ticket for free). You can use each ticket as payment for one day as in the above example – simply put the ticket(s) in the payment envelope in place of cash / cheque for the required number of days.
You can also purchase an annual boat ramp pass for $600 (tax included). Passes are issued for one year from date of purchase.
*NOTE* – the gates to Richmond Camp and the boat ramp area are closed at approximately 10:00 PM every night. If you find the gates locked when you pull your vessel up the ramp, please call our on-duty operations staff at 778-228-9259 to be let out.
Emergency and Miscellaneous Services
*NOTE* – the items listed here are charged at their hourly rate or portion thereof. All services are pending the availability of SHA staff and equipment and are not guaranteed to be available at any given time.
1) Vessel Pump Out: $75.00 / hour.
2) Vessel Relocation: $100.00 / hour (includes power skiff and 2 SHA personnel).
3) Site Cleanup: $75.00 / hour.
4) Damage Repair: $75.00 / hour (plus material costs).
5) Bilge Pump Out: $100.00 / hour (includes disposal costs).
6) Boom Lift & Operator: $100.00 / hour.
7) Bull Moose Forklift: $140.00 / hour or $75.00 / half hour.
8) Forklift Service: $55.00 / hour; $30.00 / half hour; $10.00 / quick move.
One access card for the electronic gates will be issued to each harbour user at no charge, though a $10.00 cash deposit is required for each card (it will be returned to the user when the access card is returned to SHA). Lost of stolen cards will be replaced for a $10.00 non-refundable fee.
Independent Contractor License
All commercial businesses doing work on Steveston Harbour Property must have a valid Independent Contractor License. An Independent Contractor License can be purchased for a fee of $300.00 / calendar year from the SHA main office Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 16:30 excluding statutory holidays.
Commercial fishers: $80.00 / ton.
Non-commercial fishers: $95.00 / ton.
Half tote: $20.00 (CFV) | $25.00 (NON-CFV)
Small tote: $30.00 (CFV) | $35.00 (NON-CFV)
Regular tote: $35.00 (CFV) | $40.00 (NON-CFV)
Large tote: $40.00 (CFV) | $45.00 (NON-CFV)
XL tote: $40.00 (CFV) | $45.00 (NON-CFV)
XXL tote: $45.00 (CFV) | $50.00 (NON-CFV)
XXL tote: $50.00 (CFV) | $55.00 (NON-CFV)