Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO)

DFO manages fisheries in accordance with the roles and responsibilities outlined in the Fisheries Act. Key priorities for fisheries management in Canada include:

  • environmental sustainability;
  • economic viability; and
  • the inclusion of stakeholders in decision-making processes.

DFO Pacific Region - Fisheries Website


DFO Fisheries Licensing, Laws and Regulations

DFO requires commercial fishermen to register and receive their licenses via the National Online Licensing System (NOLS).  You can access the system here: DFO NOLS

DFO Contact Info