Commercial fisheries

Fishing licences, exporting, quotas, openings and closures, funding opportunities.

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Services and information

Pacific and Yukon commercial fisheries

Regulations, openings and closures, fishery management plans, maps, forms and stock status reports for BC and Yukon.

Atlantic and Arctic commercial fisheries

Openings and closures, maps, and stock status reports for fisheries in NB, NL, NS, NT, PEI and QC.

Commercial fishing licences

Fishing licences from the National Online Licensing System, licensing forms and regional contacts.

Exporting and importing fish

Catch Certification Audit Office, Fisheries Certificate System and European Union regulations.

Fisheries management

Commercial fishery requirements, enforcement, sustainable fisheries policies, industry restructuring.

International fishery management

International fishing agreements and organizations, overfishing, unregulated fishing, enforcement.

Commercial fishery requirements

Licensing, gear tags and tabs, logbooks and at-sea monitoring.

Consultations and reviews

Links to public consultations and reviews on issues related to commercial fisheries in Canada.

Canada's fisheries funds

Funds that help our seafood sector meet the growing demands of a worldwide market.

Reporting requirements for commercial fisheries

Forms for reports on daily hail, landing and offloading, lost fishing gear, retrieval of a report of lost fishing gear.

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