Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Protecting your Private Information

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is committed to protecting the confidentiality of our clients’ personal information on DFO online applications. The Department acted promptly upon learning about the security issues associated with the Heartbleed Bug. Departmental systems using the affected application have been identified, patched and updated. To further minimize the risks related to this bug, clients using DFO applications may be prompted to change their passwords in the coming days.

As part of Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy, the Government of Canada launched “Get Cyber Safe,” a national public awareness campaign created to educate Canadians about Internet security and the simple steps they can take to protect themselves online. To learn more about how to stay safe online, visit

Spring Icebreaking 2014

After a particularly harsh winter, Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers are hard at work to ensure safe passage on our waterways and help prevent flooding in our communities.

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Canada’s expertise in preventing illegal fishing sought as model for developing countries

Appreciating the significant costs of fish piracy, many developing countries are now taking a more responsible approach and are turning to Canada for additional guidance. Having made great strides in combatting these highly destructive and illegal practices, Canada is recognized as a leader in the field and is honoured to be able to share some of its experience and expertise.

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Canadian and U.S. Coast Guards combine forces in international effort against illegal fishing.

Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement

Recent Free Trade Agreement with South Korea Major Boon for Fisheries Industry, and Lobster in Particular

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Nautical Charts

Heading out on the water? Ensure you have the most up-to-date nautical charts for the area where you are navigating.

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Fishery Openings and Closures

Fisheries may be subject to closure by Fisheries and Oceans Canada for conservation, safety, contamination, seasonal or other reasons.

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