Sooke RCMP called off the search for two missing crab fishermen off the coast of Port Renfrew on Monday.
The men were last seen Friday afternoon heading out to go crab fishing on a three-metre-long boat and reported missing Sunday.
The search effort spurred resources from the Royal Marine Search and Rescue, RCMP and Canadian Forces.
The men, aged 34 and 51, both from Langford, are now considered missing persons and believed to have gone down in rough waters in the Port Renfrew area.
The identities of the men were not released.