Notice to Fish Harvesters

Instructions Regarding Logbooks for Use in 2016-17

On January 1, 2013, the fishing industry across Canada assumed responsibility for the supply, distribution and costs associated with their logbooks and combined forms. While DFO was able to provide its remaining inventory of logbooks to many participants in the 2013 fishing season, fish harvesters must now acquire these documents from suppliers prequalified by the Department.

The list of prequalified suppliers is located at This list will continue to be updated as new suppliers are prequalified throughout 2016 and 2017.

Logbook keeping remains mandatory under Article 61 of the Fisheries Act and as outlined in license conditions. For the 2016 and 2017 fishing seasons, fish harvesters must continue using and remitting logbooks, as well as sales slips, hails, and dockside monitoring forms where applicable, as they have in the past.

For more information, e-mail: or call: 1-877-535-7307.