Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Licence Extensions for 2023

DFO advises fish harvesters that fishing licences for 2023 may not be available until after the first few weeks of January 2023. Those fish harvesters who wish to fish during the first weeks of January 2023 must first have their 2022 fishing licences amended by a DFO Fishery Officer or a Licensing Officer to extend their licence into 2023. 

Fish harvesters are advised that before the start of any fishing trip in 2023, they are to place a request in NOLS (National Online Licensing System), with a copy of their 2022 Licence Document attached for a Licensing Officer to amend the licence end date. This will allow harvesters to continue fishing while they are awaiting their 2023 licence through the National Online Licensing System (NOLS).

For information, contact:

Nellie Taylor 
Regional Manager, Licensing Operations
Fisheries and Aquaculture Management 
Fisheries & Oceans Canada 
PO Box 5667 St. John's, NL A1C 5X1