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Designation of Observers

(At-Sea Observers and dockside monitors; Corporations and individuals)

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Individual:

Issuance or refusal of an application for designation of an individual as an observer:

Corporation:

Issuance or refusal of an application for designation of a corporation as an observer:

Performance target

Performance results

Performance information
Standards Target 2017 2018 2019
Issuance or refusal of an application for designation of an individual as an observer within 30 business days from the date of receipt of a completed application 90% 96.8% 99.8% 100%
Issuance or refusal of an application for designation of a corporation as an observer within 60 business days from the date of receipt of a completed application 90% 100% 100% 81.8%

Applying for observer status:

The regulations governing Observers can be found under section 39 and 39.1 of the Fishery (General) Regulations.

Information on how to apply for designation as an At-Sea Observer Corporation can be found here: At-Sea Observers and Electronic Monitoring: Corporation Designation Policy and Procedures.

If, after you have reviewed the information at the above-noted websites and you still have questions regarding how to apply to for Observer Designation, you can contact your regional Conservation and Protection Office:

Newfoundland and Labrador

Conservation and Protection, Enforcement Operations
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre
80 East Whitehills Road
P/O Box 5667
St. John's, NL, A1C 5X1

Maritimes

Argo Building,
16 Endeavor Drive,
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4A2

Gulf

Gulf Fisheries Centre
343 Ave Université
Moncton, NB, E1C 5K4

Quebec

104 Rue Dalhousie
Québec City, Québec, G1K 7Y7

Arctic

Conservation and Protection
PO Box 358
Iqualuit, NU, X0A 0H0

Pacific

200-401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6C 3S4

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Feedback on this service standard should be directed to: DFOobservers@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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