Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Maritimes Region

Consultation on Marine Recreational Fishing Licences for Eastern Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is engaging with Canadians in the Atlantic provinces and Quebec on the possibility of introducing new marine recreational fishing licences in 2018. DFO is seeking your input by July 31st, 2017. Public meetings will be held in various locations throughout the Maritimes in July, if you cannot make a meeting you can also provide feedback by email.

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Recreational Fishing

Maritimes Region Recreational Fisheries

It’s a busy time of year for recreational fishing. Be aware of season dates, licensing, daily catch and size limits, regulations and other key information for a safe and enjoyable fishing season.

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DFO Maritimes Region boundary map

The Gully Marine Protected Area

This video shows highlights of wildlife from the Gully Marine Protected Area, a submarine large canyon off Nova Scotia Canada.

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Two dolphins in the water.

Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Since 1962, the Bedford Institute of Oceanography has been a leader in scientific research and innovation.

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Bedford Institute of Oceanography

St. Andrews Biological Station

The St. Andrews Biological Station is Atlantic Canada’s oldest permanent marine research facility. Science conducted at the Biological Station encompasses the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine as well as coastal ecosystems and traditional fisheries in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

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The St. Andrews Biological Station

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