DFO - Gulf Region

Before you start fishing, you will need...

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National Online Licensing System (NOLS) User ID and Password
If you have used NOLS in the past and have lost your User ID and/or Password, please contact Client Support by email at: fishing-peche@dfo-mpo.gc.ca or by toll-free telephone at: 1-877-535-7307.

When applicable:

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Pay commercial fish harvester registration fee in NOLS

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Pay vessel registration fee(s) in NOLS

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Pay licence renewal fee(s) in NOLS

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Ensure all vessel-based licences have a vessel attached
A vessel-based licence will not be available to print in NOLS if a vessel is not attached.

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Print ALL required documents
Paper copies of valid licensing documents must be on your person or vessel while fishing. If a document that you require is not available for printing in NOLS, please contact the regional licensing office by email at gulfinfogolfe@dfo-mpo.gc.ca or by submitting a request in NOLS.

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Read your licence conditions
Licence conditions contain management measures applicable to a given fishery. It is therefore important to be familiar with their content. These conditions may also require you to make other arrangements prior to fishing such as acquiring tags and/or logbooks, setting up agreements for Vessel Monitoring System (VMS), Dockside Monitoring or At sea observers.

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Ensure your crew members are ready to fish
Crew members must be registered in NOLS and have paid their registration fee prior to fishing. They must also carry a paper copy of their fish harvester registration document during any fishing activity.

PLEASE NOTE:

Paying of fees and printing of documents in NOLS should be done well ahead of the opening of the fishery. Allow processing time of 2 to 3 weeks.