Online commercial fishing licensing

From Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Perform commercial fishing licensing transactions for commercial-communal licences, and international and fish harvester licences (including crew members).

This service allows you to:

  • renew your licence
  • pay your licensing fees
  • submit licensing requests
  • appoint:
    • a business representative
    • an individual to do business on behalf of your organization

Additional support

Contact us if you require assistance with the National Online Licensing System (NOLS). For inquiries by email, fax or mail, include your name and the region in which you're located.

By phone: Monday to Friday, from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time)

  • 1-877-535-7307
  • 1-800-465-7735 (teletypewriter)

By email: fishing-peche@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

By fax: 613-990-1866

By mail:
Commercial Fishery Requirements
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200 Kent Street
Mailstop 13N159
Ottawa, ON K1A 0E6