Contact us to report a fisheries violation

Please report a fisheries violation

If you see someone harassing or abusing a marine mammal or sea turtle, report it appropriately.

A fisheries violation is when someone engages in:

  • polluting
  • poaching
  • damage to fish habitat
  • illegal fishing, such as:
    • fishing with the wrong gear
    • harvesting fish out of season
    • using fishing techniques that are banned

Report a fisheries violation using the following 24 hours/day toll-free numbers. Where there’s both a national and provincial/territorial number available, please report to both contacts.

Canada-wide

Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-8477

Provincial and territorial offices

Alberta

Toll-free: 1-800-642-3800 (Provincial number)

British Columbia

Toll-free: 1-800-465-4336
Telephone: 604-607-4186 (Greater Vancouver number)
Email: DFO.ORR-ONS.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

New Brunswick

Toll-free: 1-800-565-1633 (National number)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Telephone: 709-643-8000 Stephenville (National number)
Telephone: 709-673-5250 Springdale (National number)
Telephone: 709-772-5044 St. John’s (National number)

Northwest Territories

Toll-free: 1-867-669-4900 (National number)
Toll-free: 1-866-762-2437 (Territorial number for poaching)

Nova Scotia

Toll-free: 1-800-565-1633 (National number)

Ontario

Toll-free: 1-877-847-7667 (Provincial number)

Prince Edward Island

Toll-free: 1-800-565-1633 (National number)

Quebec

Toll-free: 1-800-463-9057 (National number)
Toll-free: 1-800-463-2191 (Provincial number for poaching in freshwater)

Saskatchewan

Toll-free: 1-800-667-7561 (Provincial number)

Yukon

Toll-free: 1-800-661-0525 (Territorial number for poaching and polluting)