We manage Indigenous, commercial, and recreational fisheries in the Maritimes Region.
Services and information
- Indigenous fisheries
Programs supporting Indigenous fisheries and funding for commercial fishing development and conservation.
- Application for Licence Issued Pursuant to Section 52 of the Fishery (General) Regulations
For licences to fish for experimental, scientific, educational, aquatic invasive species control purposes and/or public display.
- Commercial Fisheries
Fishing licences, exporting, quotas, openings and closures, funding opportunities.
- Fisheries management decisions
Fisheries and Oceans Canada manages fisheries in accordance with the Fisheries Act, using credible, science-based, affordable and effective practices. Learn about our priorities for fisheries management and find past fisheries decisions.
- Integrated fisheries management plans (IFMP)
We use integrated fisheries management plans to guide the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, support the management of sustainable fisheries and combine science and Indigenous traditional knowledge on fish species with industry data to determine best practices for harvest.