On May 19, 2017, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced it would consider a new marine recreational licensing system in Eastern Canada.
The Department has now commenced a public consultations process to seek views on a new marine recreational licence for Eastern Canada. The consultation will run until August 31, 2017.
The public and industry 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:
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:
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
All written comments and formal submissions should be provided to the Department by Thursday, August 31, 2017.