EXPRESSION OF INTEREST OPPORTUNITY - COMMERCIAL LOBSTER FISHING LICENCE
The Government of Canada is committed to expanding access to rights-based fisheries for Indigenous peoples and is reviewing all options available, including acquiring access through this process. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Gulf Region is opening the expression of interest (EOI) process for existing commercial licence holders who are interested in either leaving or reducing their participation in the fishery in exchange for financial assistance. DFO Gulf Region is currently seeking expression of interest proposals from commercial fishing licence holders for the the Gulf Nova Scotia Area in lobster fishing areas (LFA) 26A and 26B. Submissions are accepted until August 26, 2022
This package contains information including an application form about this opportunity. The information you provide on this form is collected under the authority of the Fisheries Act for the purpose of administering this program and for the implementation of the Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative. Accordingly, an application submitted in this process is not confidential, and the applicant agrees that DFO may share information collected on applications received through this opportunity with others, including participating First Nations. You have the right to the correction of, access to, and protection of, your personal information under the Privacy Act and to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada over DFO’s handling of your information. Personal information collected through the processing of your application is described in Commercial Fishing Licence Information Personal Information Bank DFO PPU 410 and can be accessed and assessed for accuracy. For more information visit Info Source Info Source - Canada.ca.
Please be aware that DFO will only consider proposals that fall within current estimated market value ranges, as determined at the sole discretion of DFO, and which vary over time. Independent third party analysis of recent market transactions informed the establishment of these estimated market value ranges in combination with information available to the department. It is advised that applicants seek advice from an established broker on the current estimated market value prior to submitting the application. The Department does not intend to engage in negotiations during this process.
Please note that this opportunity will be subject to the funds available. This process is being conducted by the DFO Gulf Region.
Financial considerations may impact your decision. It is recommended that you seek independent advice regarding income tax, financial, legal and other implications related to reducing your participation in the fishery.
Should you have any questions regarding the application form or this process, please contact DFO.GulfIndigenousAffairs-AffairesAutochtonesGolfe.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca for further assistance.
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