Newfoundland and Labrador Region

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

Newfoundland and Labrador

The Newfoundland and Labrador Region encompasses over 29,000 kilometers of coastline and a continental shelf of 2.5 million square kilometers. The region has responsibilities in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and includes three international boundaries including the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Regulatory Area, St. Pierre et Miquelon (France) and Greenland. The region covers an area from nearshore to the Flemish Cap, 320 NM offshore. The region’s headquarters is located in St. John’s and there are three area offices located in Mount Pearl, Grand Falls-Windsor and Corner Brook.

Latest News and Documents


January 7, 2014

Crab Fisherman Fined $40,500


Minister Shea visits Newfoundland and Labrador

December 07, 2013

Harper Government Invests in Small Craft Harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador

November 01, 2013

Charges and convictions - Newfoundland and Labrador Region

June 06, 2013

Minister Ashfield Congratulates Canadian Coast Guard Employees on St. John Ambulance Awards

April 02, 2013

Funding for Additional Small Craft Harbour Projects to Benefit Fishermen in Newfoundland and Labrador

February 21, 2013

Harper Government to Extend the Life of the Canadian Coast Guard Fleet

February 21, 2013

Harper Government Announces the Construction of a New Coast Guard Lifeboat Station for Burin