Fishery Notice

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FN1243-Urgent Information: Systems Outage for all Pacific Region Information Systems - Previous Notice

Due to a previous DFO system outage, which occurred from October 17-19, 2016, 
this notice is being posted for your information and for archive purposes.

There is currently a system outage impacting all of the of DFO's Pacific 
Region's Fisheries Management Business Information Systems including 
Scientific, Recreational and Commercial Licensing Systems, Catch and Effort
(Harvest)Systems, Fishery Notices (Fishery Openings/Closures & Health Notices), 
Quota Management Systems, Fishery Reports, etc.

This outage was directly related to a local intense weather system which 
impacted Southern Vancouver Island.  Shared Services Canada staff is working 
diligently to restore services as soon as possible but with an ETA to be posted 
shortly. We thank you for your patience. Systems impacted include:

Web Services - collect catch information from commercial fishers

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

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

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

Fishery Operating System (FOS) - provides online catch information

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

NOLS - National On-line Licensing System (provide on-line access to pay licence 
fees and request commercial licences)

Aquaculture Licensing System - provides aquaculture licences and information

Fishery Notices - provide information on fishery openings, closures and updates 
Current Fishery Notices may be read but no new notices will be published.

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 or contact a 
local IAP (Independent Service Provider)

If you have any further questions concerning Commercial Licensing or urgently 
require a commercial or communal commercial licence through (NOLS) the National 
On-line 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 - FN1243
Sent November 4, 2016 at 1347