Fishery Notice

Category(s):
COMMERCIAL - General Information
General Information
Licensing Information
Subject:
FN1371-Pacific Region Licence Appeal Board - Upcoming Meeting


The next PRLAB meeting is scheduled for January 25th and 26th, 2017. 
Submissions for appeals must be received no later than Friday, January 6th, 
2017.

The meeting will take place at the Fisheries and Oceans Vancouver office 
located at 401 Burrard Street, Vancouver. 

Please note that prior to requesting to be scheduled to appear before the 
PRLAB, each appellant must be first referred to the PRLAB by the Pacific 
Fishery Licence Unit (PFLU), as a result of a denial or exemption from 
licensing rules and policies being requested.

All appeals submitted to the PRLAB must be in writing and include detailed 
reasons for the appeal and any additional relevant information. 

Once your written submission is received, the PRLAB Liaison Officer will 
schedule an appointment for your appeal to be heard at the next scheduled 
meeting or the next meeting that you are able to attend. You will then be 
notified of the date and time of your appointment with the PRLAB. 

The Pacific Region Licence Appeal Board (PRLAB) is an independent advisory body 
that hears individual appeals from fishers who are requesting an exemption from 
Licencing rules and policies. The Board makes recommendations directly to the 
Minister for a decision. The PRLAB will only hear appeal requests resulting 
from a licencing decision by the Pacific Fishery Licence Unit (PFLU) within the 
past two years. 
 
The PRLAB does not make decisions on licence policy, and is strictly an 
advisory body to the Minister regarding exceptions to licence policy. However, 
the Board may provide advice to the Minister on policy which the Board feels 
should be amended. 

If you have not been contacted with a confirmation of your appointment time, 
please contact Andria Charette at 604-666-1640 at your earliest convenience.  

Individuals and/or associations who wish to submit information for the review 
and consideration of the PRLAB, may do so by providing a written submission to 
either the appropriate fishery Resource Manager or to the PRLAB Liaison Officer 
at the address above. Any submissions received by Friday, January 13th, 2017 
will be provided to the PRLAB for review. 

Information regarding specific appeals will not be made available.   

Additional information on the PRLAB can be found online at http://www.pac.dfo-
mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/licence-permis/appeal-eng.html or by contacting the PRLAB 
Liaison. 

Andria Charette, 
PRLAB Liaison Officer, 
Pacific Region Licence Appeal Board, 
Fisheries & Oceans Canada, 
200 - 401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC, V6C 3S4, 
Email: andria.charette@dfo-mpo.gc.ca 
Tel:(604) 666-1640
    
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Andria Charette: (604)666-1640

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1371
Sent December 21, 2016 at 0932