Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is the federal lead for safeguarding our waters and managing Canada's fisheries, oceans and freshwater resources. We support economic growth in the marine and fisheries sectors, and innovation in areas such as aquaculture and biotechnology. We help ensure healthy and sustainable aquatic ecosystems through habitat protection and sound science.

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Services and information

On the water

Lighthouses, navigation and marine conditions, search and rescue, and small craft harbours


Licences, permits and funding programs related to fishing, aquaculture and marine mammal harvest.

Science and research

Ocean sciences and climate change adaptation, environmental science, research centres and shared data.

Aquatic ecosystems

Research, ocean and aquatic climate change science, projects near water, and protecting marine resources.

Aquatic species

Aquatic species in Canadian waters, including those at risk, invasive, fished or farmed.


Sustainable aquaculture, licences, regulations, statistics and reporting.

What we are doing

Corporate information

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