Fisheries and Oceans Canada
We are a federal institution, responsible for safeguarding our waters and managing Canada's fisheries and oceans resources.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) helps to ensure healthy and sustainable aquatic ecosystems through habitat protection and sound science. We support economic growth in the marine and fisheries sectors, and innovation in areas such as aquaculture and biotechnology.
Services and information
Fishing licences, permits and funding programs related to fishing, aquaculture and marine mammal harvest.
Sustainable aquaculture, licences, regulations, statistics and reporting.
Navigation and marine conditions, search and rescue, lighthouses and small craft harbours.
Aquatic species in Canadian waters, including fished, farmed and those that are invasive or at risk.
Science data, advice, and research about aquatic environments, fish, marine mammals and climate change.
Project reviews and authorizations, fish and fish habitat protection, information about federal contaminated sites.
Marine conservation targets and protected areas, network planning and oceans management.
Fisheries information by management region.
About Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
- Reconciliation in Action: Fisheries Agreement reached between Government of Canada and the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government
2021-04-18 11:00 - News release
- Following RCMP and DFO enforcement, Court orders heavy fines, forfeitures, and fees in excess of $70,000, plus significant fishing prohibitions, for 3 American recreational anglers
2021-04-12 16:00 - News release
- Obstructing DFO fishery officers from carrying out their duties is illegal, and results in over $110,000 in fines for a Richmond seafood processing company, its co-owner, and a supplier
2021-04-12 13:00 - News release
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