Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Additional Engagement Session- Vessel and Related Policies

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans will be hosting an additional Stakeholder Engagement session on Vessel and Related Policies.

The intent of these meetings will be to explore stakeholder concerns with the existing vessel related policies and the extent to which the policies support Owner-Operator.

Specific topics to be discussed include:
- Owner Operator requirements
- Vessel length increases for fleets that remain less than fifty feet (<50’),
- Vessel registration requirements (DFO and Transport Canada),
- Vessel sharing arrangements (e.g. buddy up), and
- Modernizing the Substitute Operator Policy.

In-person engagement session:
St. John’s, NL – May 16th, 2023 9:00 to 5:00
Venue: Comfort Inn Airport Hotel
Address: 106 Airport Rd, St. John’s NL

Virtual access to the session:
Join Zoom Meeting:
Zoom Meeting

or by Phone:
Meeting ID: 853 4393 4033
Passcode: 478125
833 955 1088 Canada Toll-free

"Notices to Fish Harvesters" for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at Newfoundland and Labrador Region

If you would like to have all "Notices to Fish Harvesters" for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact:

For information, contact:

Amy Kavanagh-Penney
Senior Resource Manager-Licensing Policy
Tel: 709-687-0616