Protecting your Private Information

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is committed to protecting the confidentiality of our clients’ personal information on DFO online applications. The Department acted promptly upon learning about the security issues associated with the Heartbleed Bug. Departmental systems using the affected application have been identified, patched and updated. To further minimize the risks related to this bug, clients using DFO applications may be prompted to change their passwords in the coming days.

As part of Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy, the Government of Canada launched “Get Cyber Safe,” a national public awareness campaign created to educate Canadians about Internet security and the simple steps they can take to protect themselves online. To learn more about how to stay safe online, visit

Online Licensing

Commercial Fisheries: You must register to the National Online Licensing System to obtain your fishing licence.

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National Online Licensing System


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Poaching Alert

Marine species are part of our collective heritage. Their value is priceless and we all share in the responsibility of preserving them.

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Recreational Fisheries

In Quebec, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is in charge of managing recreational fisheries for marine species.

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Recreational Fisheries

Shellfish Harvesting

Harvesting bivalve shellfish is very popular in Quebec's coastal regions.

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Online Licensing

Commercial Fish Harvesters: You must register to the National Online Licensing System to obtain your fishing licence.

Quebec Region

The Quebec Region falls within the borders of the province of Quebec. It encompasses more than 6 000 km of coastline running along the river, the estuary and part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence as well as Nunavik (Ungava Bay, eastern James Bay, eastern Hudson Bay and the southern part of Hudson Strait).

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