Commercial Fisheries Licensing Policy for the Gulf Region

This document was prepared to provide fish harvesters (individuals, Aboriginal organizations, and corporations) and other interested Canadians with DFO’s policy respecting commercial fishing enterprises, the registration of vessels and the issuance of commercial fishing licences in the Gulf region.

It sets out requirements and eligibility criteria established by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (the “Minister”) with respect to the licensing of commercial fishing in the Gulf region. The Minister retains complete discretion to make an exception to these provisions.

Commercial Fisheries Licensing Policy for the Gulf Region [PDF - 440 KB]