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Fishery Notice

Category(s):
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Geoduck and Horseclam
Licensing Information
Subject:
FN1199-COMMERCIAL - Geoduck and Horseclam - Geoduck 2013 Licence Issuance


Geoduck licences for the 2013 fishery year are available commencing 09:00 hours 
Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Pacific Fishery Licence Unit (PFLU) nearest 
you.

Licence eligibility holders may request pre-printed applications in person at a 
PFLU, or to be sent by mail, e-mail or facsimile.

Please be advised that licensing service delivery changes start to come into 
effect as of January 1st 2013. For the period of Jan 1 2013 to Mar 31 2013, 
normal licensing services, along with licence renewal applications are 
available upon request from a Pacific Fishery Licence Unit. In addition, a 
phased roll-out will allow select clients access to online licensing services. 
On April 1 2013, counter services are scheduled to close, and licence renewal 
will proceed only via the online services as described on our web page: 
http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/sdc-cps/index-eng.htm.

Prior to annual licence issue vessel owners must:
Ensure any Ministerial conditions placed on the licence eligibility are met.
Ensure any conditions of the previous year's licence are met, e.g. completion, 
submission, and approval of any logbook fish slip or quota overage 
requirements. For further information, contact the Shellfish Data Unit at (250)
756-7306 or (250) 756-7022.

Contact the Underwater Harvesters Association (UHA) to arrange for payment of 
voluntary Association fees and obtaining Service Bureau services.

A vessel may hold a maximum of 50 quota blocks in total on a maximum of five 
Geoduck licence eligibilities.
 
Geoduck vessel replacement applications are accepted at any time. 

Application may be submitted in person, by facsimile, or by mail to a Pacific 
Fishery Licence Unit until March 31st 2013. From April 1st 2013, licence 
renewal will be online only.

Nanaimo: 
Suite 304 - 60 Front Street 
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H7 

Vancouver:
Suite 201 - 401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, B.C.  V6C 3S4

Prince Rupert:
112 - 417 2nd Avenue West
Prince Rupert, B.C.  V8J 1G8

Please make all cheques and money orders payable to the Receiver 
General for Canada.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Nanaimo (250) 754-0400
Prince Rupert (250) 627-3413
Vancouver	 (604) 666-0566

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1199
Sent December 21, 2012 at 0924