FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO HARVESTERS

 

nf.17.175

June 19, 2017

 

Public Consultation on Marine Recreational Fishing Licences for Eastern Canada


On May 19, 2017, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced it would consider a new marine recreational licensing system in Eastern Canada.

The Department is now commencing a public consultations process to seek views on a new marine recreational licence for Eastern Canada. The consultation will run until July 31, 2017.

The public and industry will have a variety of methods via which they can provide comments to DFO:

1. Information on the marine recreational fishing licence for Eastern Canada and the consultation process is available at the Department's website:

 http://www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/NL/CC/Recreational-Groundfish-Consultations

 The website provides an option via which to submit written comments.

 

2. Comments, written submissions or any related questions can also be submitted directly to the following DFO email address: 

Recfish/PecheRec.XNCR@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

 

3. Optionally, any written feedback can be submitted to by mail to:

 

Attn: Marine Recreational License for Eastern Canada

Room 13S038 - Fisheries Resource Management

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

200 Kent St Ottawa ON  K1A 0E6

 

All written comments and formal submissions should be provided to the Department by Monday July 31, 2017.