Fishing Licence

A fishing licence grants permission to a person, including an aboriginal organization, to harvest identified species of fish or marine plants for a specified period of time and is subject to the conditions of the licence.

Obtain or renew a commercial fishing licence

To obtain or renew a commercial fishing licence, please proceed to the National Online Licensing System. The Department's client support service may be accessed via e-mail at fishing-peche@dfo-mpo.gc.ca or toll-free at 1-877-535-7307. You can also access the national Licensing website.

Licensing forms

Licences to fish for experimental, scientific, educational purpose and/or public display

For (section 52) licences to fish for experimental, scientific, educational purpose and/or public display, complete and submit the Licence application form.

Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Gulf Region Licensing policies

Frequently used forms & general inquiries

For frequently used forms including the application for commercial fisher’s registration, DFO medical form and the application to be recognized as a new entrant as well as for all other general inquiries, please contact:

Gulf Region Licensing

Toll Free: 1-855-634-2355
Fax: 506-851-6705
E-mail: GulfInfoGolfe@dfo-mpo.gc.ca (please indicate your name and the DFO Region in which you are located)
Address:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Gulf Region
343 Université Avenue
P.O. Box 5030
Moncton, NB
E1C 9B6

For questions on how the national online licensing system works and related transactions:

Toll-free: 1-877-535-7307
E-mail: fishing-peche@dfo-mpo.gc.ca (please indicate your name and the DFO Region in which you are located)