FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS
Feb. 15, 2019
Change in Reporting Requirements for Fishing Licences in 2019
DFO wishes to advise fish harvesters that licence conditions have been changed for 2019 and outline the new mandatory process for reporting lost and retrieved gear.
LOST GEAR REPORTING
Licence holders must report all lost fishing gear by completing and submitting the new Lost Fishing Gear form within 24 hours of determining that gear has been lost. This form is available online at http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fisheries-peches/commercial-commerciale/index-eng.html
RETRIEVED GEAR REPORTING:
Licence holders who retrieve lost gear must report that by completing and submitting the Retrieval of Previously Reported Fishing Gear form within 24 hours of retrieving gear previously reported as lost. Retrieval can only occur under a valid fishing licence and only in relation to the specific type of gear authorized to be used by the fishing licence. This form is available online at http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fisheries-peches/commercial-commerciale/index-eng.html
These requirements can be found in Schedule 38 - MARINE MAMMAL INTERACTIONS AND MANAGEMENT of your licence conditions.
DFO Resource Management
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