Fishery Notice

COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Euphausiid
FN1384-COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Euphausiid - COMMENCEMENT OF 2017 EUPHAUSIID LICENCE ISSUANCE - December 23, 2016.

Commercial Euphausiid Licence issuance for the 2017 fishery year is now 
available in the National Online Licensing System.
Please note:

Licence renewal applications will not be mailed this year. 
In-person counter service was suspended on September 1, 2013.
Access to licensing services is now only available via the National Online 
Licensing System (NOLS). 
All fish harvesters are now required to pay their annual Euphausiid Licence 
fees through NOLS.

For any registration or online access issues, client support is available via 
the toll-free telephone (1-877-535-7307), or

NOLS registration information is also available online at:


Licence eligibility holders may now complete all licence transactions online:

Pay the Euphausiid licence fee in NOLS, and designate a vessel for this licence 
by selecting the following items in NOLS:
Submit Request
Vessel Transactions
Attach/Detach a licence to/from a vessel
Click in the check box to select the applicable licence
Complete the Comment Box with either the designated vessel name and VRN (Vessel 
Registration Number) and vessel master name, OR, state that you are not 
harvesting, will not be designating a vessel and therefore are requesting 
Option N (non-fishing).

Please check your NOLS 'Request Status' for any additional requirements or 
status of your licence.

Note 1: both a fee payment and a 'Submit Request' for licence designation must 
be completed before we can issue a 2017 Euphausiid licence.  Fee payment and 
licence designation are two separate tasks in NOLS.

Note 2: if needed, contact us for a detailed instruction sheet on how to submit 
a request in NOLS.


Before a licence can be issued, licence eligibility holders must ensure that:
Any conditions of the previous year's licence are met, (e.g. completion, 
submission, and approval of any logbooks and fish slips). A Nil Report is 
required for licences that were designated to a vessel but not fished. Contact 
the Shellfish Data Unit for assistance: 250-756-7306 or 250-756-7022.

Ensure that the vessel designated is eligible for a salmon, schedule II 
species, geoduck, sablefish, halibut crab, shrimp trawl, groundfish trawl, or 
prawn and shrimp by trap commercial licence, or one that has been designated to 
fish a category N or eligible category F licence for the current year.

The designated vessel meets the MVL requirements of the licence eligibility.

A maximum of one Euphausiid licence may be designated to a vessel.

Any Ministerial conditions placed on the licence eligibility have been met.

Service bureau arrangements have been made with the Krill Trawlers 
Association recommended service provider, D & D Pacific Fisheries Ltd., 
Telephone: (604) 886-4819.    		


Tel: 1-877-535-7307 and ask for PACFIC REGION, COMMERCIAL LICENSING.
Fax: 604-666-5855

E-mail:, include PACIFIC REGION in subject line.

Mail: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Fishery Licence Unit
200 - 401 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3S4

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1384
Sent December 23, 2016 at 1253