Newfoundland and Labrador encompasses over 29,000 kilometers of coastline and a continental shelf of 2.5 million square kilometers. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region has responsibilities within this region as well as the Gulf of St. Lawrence and three international boundaries: the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Regulatory Area, St. Pierre et Miquelon (France) and Greenland. DFO responsibilities also cover an area from nearshore to the Flemish Cap, 320 nautical miles offshore.
The region’s headquarters is located in St. John’s and there are three area offices located in Mount Pearl, Grand Falls-Windsor and Corner Brook. Across Newfoundland and Labrador there are 11 detachment offices and 22 satellite offices. To locate an office near you visit the Regional Contacts page.
In carrying out Fisheries and Oceans’ mandate, over 1700 employees are engaged in diverse and challenging tasks and activities throughout the region. Working from offices, field camps, ships and helicopters, their roles are numerous and range from patrol and research vessel officers and crew to community liaison officers, enforcement officers, scientists of all disciplines, economists, policy analysts and advisors. To learn about careers with Fisheries and Oceans visit our Career Opportunities page.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Region provides a variety of diverse services to our clients; who include commercial and Aboriginal fish harvesters, the shipping industry, port authorities, environmentalists, socioeconomic associations, educational organizations and the scientific community, to name a few.
As a Special Operating Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) helps DFO meet its responsibility to ensure safe and accessible waterways for Canadians. The CCG owns and operates the federal government’s civilian fleet, and provides key maritime services to Canadians. Also, the CCG plays a key role in ensuring the sustainable use and development of Canada’s oceans and waterways.
For more information visit the Canadian Coast Guard website.