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Fishery Notice

COMMERCIAL - General Information
Licensing Information
FN1200-Licensing - 2013 Transporting Licence Issuance

Transporting licences for 2013 will be available commencing Friday December 21, 
2012 at Pacific Fishery Licence Units in Vancouver, Prince Rupert and Nanaimo.

Applications may be requested in person at the Pacific Fishery Licence Units, 
or requested to be sent by mail, facsimile, or e-mail.

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 transport 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-

Note that licence validation decals will not be provided for 2013.

Prior to licence issuance, vessel owners and/or licence eligibility holders 
must ensure that:

(1) The vessel identified on a Transporting application meets Fisheries and 
Oceans Canada vessel registration requirements. 

(2) Report of expected commercial transport operation (letter of support) is 
required. The report should be from the company or person that the vessel will 
be transporting for. The report should detail the name and VRN of the vessel on 
the transporting application, the name and VRN of the licensed fishing vessel, 
the species and the fishing year.

(3) Previous year transport activity will be verified. Verifiable continued 
packing activity is required for issuance of a Transport licence from year to 

(4) The vessel owner or any authorized representative may sign the application.

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.


Contact a Pacific Licence Unit:

200-401 Burrard Street
Vancouver BC V6C 3S4
Tel: (604) 666-0566

60 Front Street
Nanaimo BC V9R 5H7
Tel: (250) 754-0400

Prince Rupert
417-2nd Avenue West, Room 112
Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1G8
Tel: (250) 627-3413

Email: please include your post code & email address
Telephone: 1-877-535-7307 
Fax: 613-990-1866 
TTY: 1-800-465-7735

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1200
Sent December 21, 2012 at 0946