Contact us to report a fisheries violation

A fisheries violation is when someone engages in:

  • polluting
  • poaching
  • illegal fishing, such as:
    • fishing with the wrong gear
    • harvesting fish out of season
    • using fishing techniques that are banned

Report a fisheries violation using the following 24 hours/day toll-free numbers. Where there’s both a national and provincial/territorial number available, please report to both contacts. Contact numbers to report a fisheries violation to local and regional offices can be found under ‘Regional Contacts’ at the following link: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/regions/index-eng.htm

Canada-wide

Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-8477

Provincial and territorial offices

Alberta

Toll-free telephone: 1-800-642-3800 (Provincial number)

British Columbia

Toll-free telephone: 1-800-465-4336
Telephone: 604-607-4186 (Greater Vancouver number)
Email: DFO.ORR-ONS.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

New Brunswick

Toll-free telephone: 1-800-565-1633 (National number)
Telephone: 1-800-782-3058

Newfoundland and Labrador

Telephone: 709-673-5250 Springdale (National number)
Telephone: 709-772-5044 St. John’s (National number)

Northwest Territories

Toll-free telephone: 1-867-669-4900 (National number)
Toll-free telephone: 1-866-762-2437 (Territorial number for poaching)

Nova Scotia

Toll-free telephone: 1-800-565-1633 (National number)

Nunavut

Telephone: 867-777-7500 (Inuvik)

Ontario

Toll-free telephone: 1-877-847-7667 (Provincial number)
Spill Action Centre: 1-800-268-6060 (Pollution)

Prince Edward Island

Telephone: 902-853-2297 (Alberton)
Telephone: 902-566-7775 (Charlottetown)

Quebec

Toll-free telephone: 1-800-463-9057 (National number)
Toll-free telephone: 1-800-463-2191 (Provincial number for poaching in freshwater)
Telephone: 1-866-694-5454

Saskatchewan

Toll-free telephone: 1-800-667-7561 (Provincial number)
Telephone: 1-855-852-8320 (Regina)

Yukon

Telephone: 867-393-6722