Fishery Notice

ABORIGINAL - General Information
COMMERCIAL - General Information
General Information
RECREATIONAL - General Information
FN0832-Urgent Information: Systems Outage for Infrastructure Maintenance from Friday, August 12, 5:00PM to Saturday, August 13, 2016, 7:00PM PST

Shared Services Canada will be conducting maintenance on the Fisheries and 
Oceans Canada's IT infrastructure. Work will be performed from Friday, August 
12, 5:00PM to Saturday, August 13, 2016, 7:00PM PST (Pacific Standard Time).

Please be advised that during this maintenance, the following services will 
experience full interruptions while we perform system maintenance.

Access to Regional and National Applications, including:

-Fishery Operating System (FOS) - provides online catch information

-Groundfish Quota Management System (QMS) - provides groundfish quota 
management information.

-Web Services - collect catch information from commercial fishers

-National Recreational Licensing System (NRLS) - Provides online tidal water 
sport fishing licensing services 

-XNET - known as the Pacific Region Extranet that provides archival information 
on commercial fisheries

-Vessel Registration Number (VRN) Directory - provides ship's registration 

-Fishery Notices - provide information on fishery openings, closures and updates

We regret any inconvenience this may have caused and ask that you please plan 
your activities accordingly.

If you have any further questions concerning Recreational Licensing or the 
National Recreational Licensing System, please do not hesitate to contact us by 
phone at 1-877-535-7307 or by emailing

For information on current bivalve shellfish marine biotoxin closures and 
sanitary contamination closures:

-call toll-free:  1-866-431-3474

-consult the Shellfish Contamination Closures page on the DFO website at:

-check with your nearest DFO office

For information on recreational fishing:

-consult the online BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Guide on the DFO website at:

-call toll-free: 1-866-431-3474 (information on openings and closures only)


Phone: 	1-877-535-7307

Please contact DFO during regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm) by email or 
phone and please indicate that you are a client in the Pacific Region.

Pacific Fishery Licence Unit

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0832
Sent August 9, 2016 at 1043