Gulf Region

Science in the Gulf Region

The Gulf Fisheries Centre in Moncton NB is home to one of DFO’s four aquatic animal health laboratories. See publications and scientific information.

Technician performing laboratory testing.

Getting a Commercial Licence

Register online to obtain or renew a commercial fishing licence.

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WAVES is DFO Library's online catalogue and the main access point to over 600,000 books, journals and government documents. Many publications and resources are available in full text at the click of a mouse.

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Report Illegal Fishing

To report illegal fishing or find out where to go harvest shellfish, contact the closest Conservation and Protection detachment.

A Conservation and Protection vessel on the water.

Getting ready for fishing season:

For more details, see Before you start fishing, you will need …

Getting ready for fishing season:

What do I need to know before harvesting shellfish?