Application for Commercial Vessel Registration

To register a commercial vessel with Fisheries and Oceans Canada or to report a change in vessel data.

The html-version of this form is provided only for your information.

To submit a form to DFO, please download the PDF version, fill out, sign and submit as directed on the document.

1. Vessel Information:

For data changes, please record the new information

 

 

Vessel Name DOT #

 

 

 

Overall Length Net Tonnage Gross tonnage

 

 

 

Year Built Year Rebuilt  

 

 

Gas
Diesel
Hull Material Horsepower Engine Type

FOR DFO USE ONLY:

 

Vessel Registration # (VRN) Fee Rec'd

 

 

Issuer Mail/Counter/Fax

 

 

Survey Date OAL

 

 

Gross Tonnage Net Tonnage

2. Vessel Ownership:

List information for all vessel owners. Attach a separate sheet if necessary. The contact owner will be sent all correspondence & is the only owner’s name that will appear on licence documents. All owners listed will be noted on our records.

Contact Owner

 

 

 

Last Name First Name Middle Name

 

Mailing Address

 

 

 

City Province Postal Code

 

 

 

Telephone # Facsimile # Date of Birth

FOR DFO USE ONLY:

 

FIN #

Other Owner

 

 

 

Last Name First Name Middle Name

 

Mailing Address

 

 

 

City Province Postal Code

 

 

 

Telephone # Facsimile # Date of Birth

FOR DFO USE ONLY:

 

FIN #

Other Owner

 

 

 

Last Name First Name Middle Name

 

Mailing Address

 

 

 

City Province Postal Code

 

 

 

Telephone # Facsimile # Date of Birth

FOR DFO USE ONLY:

 

FIN #

FOR
DFO
USE
ONLY

                                Yes / No
Authority for Registration Category Ownership docs provided
     VRN#        D /
Vessel Replacement From Or Issued D License #
     VRN#                             Yes / No  
Previous VRN # Inspection Approved Data Changes

 

Comments
       $                              Yes / No
Date Received Amount Received Paid by Vessel Owner
     
List # Cash/Cheque #/M.O. # Paid by other (FIN)
     
CB # VISA/MC/Amex/Debit Entered Date

Commercial Vessel Registration Information

Commercial Vessel Registration Requirements

For New Commercial Vessels

Vessels not previously registered with DFO, please submit the following:

  • A completed application and registration fee of $50.00
  • Proof of ownership
    • For vessels registered under the Canada Shipping Act: a copy of the Certificate of Registry, or registered Bill of Sale
    • For vessels licenced under the Canada Shipping Act: a copy of the Bill of Sale and Transport Canada Licence Certificate
  • A marine survey report dated after May 01, 1989 that has been conducted by a Marine Surveyor in accordance with Fisheries and Oceans Canada current Vessel Measurement Guidelines.
  • An approved fish hold inspection report. Please arrange for the inspection through a Canadian Food Inspection Agency office: Burnaby (604-666-2506), Victoria (250-363-3455), or Prince Rupert (250-627-3033)

For Previously Registered Commercial Vessels

Vessels previously registered with DFO that have been unlicenced for more than 15 days must submit the following:

  • A completed application. If a new registration number does not have to be issued or there are not vessel data changes, the $50.00 fee is not required.
  • A marine survey report dated after May 01, 1989 that has been conducted by a Marine Surveyor in accordance with Fisheries and Oceans Canada current Vessel Measurement Guidelines must be on our records or submitted with this application.

For Previously Registered Commercial Vessels Reporting Data Changes

Vessels registered and licensed with DFO that have a change of vessel name, DOT number or vessel dimensions to be recorded must submit:

  • A completed application and registration fee of $50.00
  • All current year licence documents
  • For changes in vessel name and data (other than overall length and breadth) for vessels registered with Transport Canada: a copy of the amended Certificate of Registry
  • For changes in DOT # for vessels licenced or registered with Transport Canada: a Transport Canada Licence Certificate, or Certificate of Registry, or both may be required.

Changes to overall length of a previously registered vessel will only be considered where a marine survey has been reviewed and accepted by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and changes have been done in accordance with policies.

Please call a Pacific Fishery Licence Unit if you have any questions or need additional information:

200 - 401 Burrard St
Vancouver BC V6C 3S4
604-666-0566

60 Front St
Nanaimo BC V9R 5H7
250-754-0400

112-417 2nd Ave W
Prince Rupert BC V8J 1G8
250-627-3413