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Reporting requirements for commercial fisheries

Lost and retrieved gear reporting

Video: Canada’s Lost Fishing Gear Reporting System

Online fishing gear reporting tool

We are pleased to announce the launch of the online Fishing Gear Reporting System. With this system, fish harvesters and authorized retrievers can report their previously lost or retrieved gear simply and efficiently, helping to keep Canadian waters clean. Lost and retrieved gear reporting through the Fishing Gear Reporting System will provide more accurate and timely data on areas where gear-loss is most frequent, as well as the most common causes of gear loss. This information will help the Department to better target areas for ghost gear retrieval activities and find solutions to help prevent gear-loss in the future.

Fishing Gear Reporting System

PDF versions of the lost and retrieved fishing gear are still available if required:

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