Fisheries Licensing Policy for Maritimes Region

Overview

This policy applies to the issuance of licences in the parts of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from the northern tip of Cape Breton to the New Brunswick-Maine border.

Important notice

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) should be consulted for all purposes of interpreting and applying this document.

DFO’s minister retains complete discretion to make exceptions to policy.

Who this guide is for

  • commercial licence holders and fish harvesters
  • recreational fish harvesters
  • the general public

NOTE: This policy does not apply to licences issued under the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations.

In this guide

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Details and history

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For assistance

Service hours are Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Atlantic Standard Time), and closed statutory holidays.

By email

Contact us by email:
Licence.maritimes.permis@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

By phone

Contact us by phone:
902-426-9966

By fax

Contact us by fax:
902-426-5010