Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is the federal lead for safeguarding our waters and managing Canada's fisheries, oceans and freshwater resources. We support economic growth in the marine and fisheries sectors, and innovation in areas such as aquaculture and biotechnology. We help ensure healthy and sustainable aquatic ecosystems through habitat protection and sound science.

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Protecting Canada's wild salmon

Join us in preserving wild salmon from coast to coast.

Southern and northern resident killer whales

Have your say on the amended recovery strategy for protecting northern and southern resident killer whales in Pacific waters.

Services and information

On the water

Marine conditions, navigation, small craft harbours and lighthouses.


Licences, permits and funding programs related to fishing, aquaculture and marine mammal harvest.

Science and research

Ocean sciences and climate change adaptation, environmental science, research centres and shared data.


Report a problem or incident, protecting oceans, ecosystems research and projects near water.

Aquatic species

Aquatic species in Canadian waters, including those at risk, invasive, fished or farmed.


Sustainable aquaculture, licences, regulations, statistics and reporting.

What we are doing

Corporate information