Fisheries enforcement

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) enforces the Fisheries Act and other regulations and legislation. Enforcement activities are carried out by fishery officers across Canada. They conduct regular patrols on land and sea as well as in the air.

Have you witnessed a fisheries violation? Report a fisheries violation through provincial, territorial or federal telephone numbers.

Enforcement activities and reports

Check out DFO’s enforcement activities, recruitment information and compulsory reporting.

Annual reports on the use of law enforcement justification provisions

The following is a list of DFO’s compulsory reporting on specific actions.

Fishing regulations and requirements

Before you go fishing, make sure you know the rules for: