Notice of change of ownership of a commercial fishing vessel

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DFO use only

Licence Eligibility #

Vessel information:


Vessel Registration # (VRN)

Vessel Name

DOT #


Date of Change as per Bill of Sale:

Licence Eligibility(s):

DFO use only

FIN #


Y / N
Bill of Sale

Seller information: Reported owner(s) currently on file with Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Contact seller:


Company or Last Name

First Name

Middle Name


Date of Birth

Phone #

Facsimile #


Mailing Address


City

Province

Postal Code


FIN #


FIN #


FIN #

Other Seller(s):


Company or Last Name

First Name

Date of Birth


Company or Last Name

First Name

Date of Birth


Company or Last Name

First Name

Date of Birth


FIN #


Y / N
Bill of Sale

Purchaser information:

Contact purchaser: Party who will receive mail and whose name will appear on vessel licence documents


Company or Last Name

First Name

Middle Name


Date of Birth

Phone #

Facsimile #


Mailing Address


City

Province

Postal Code


FIN #


Y / N
Bill of Sale

Other owner:


Company or Last Name

First Name

Middle Name


Date of Birth

Phone #

Facsimile #


Mailing Address


City

Province

Postal Code


FIN #


Y / N
Bill of Sale

Other owner:


Company or Last Name

First Name

Middle Name


Date of Birth

Phone #

Facsimile #


Mailing Address


City

Province

Postal Code

DFO use only:


Date Received

Date Entered

Entered By


Comments:


Commercial fishing vessel notice of change of ownership

This Notice of Change of Ownership may be used to advise of the changes to a vessel registered with Fisheries and Oceans Canada as a Canadian Commercial Fishing Vessel.

In accordance with section 18 of the Fishery (General) Regulations, where there is a transfer of ownership of a registered vessel or a loss, destruction, dismantling or other removal of a registered vessel from use as a fishing vessel, the person in whose name the vessel is registered shall:

  1. notify the Minister in writing of the event within fifteen days after the occurrence of the event; and
    • where the person is still in possession of any licence issued in respect of the vessel, return the documents
  2. report the name and address of the new owner(s).

In accordance with section 20 of the Fishery (General) Regulations, where it is not intended that the vessel will be used in any activity that requires the vessel to be registered, remove the Vessel Registration Number (VRN) that is painted on or affixed to the vessel.

Ownership changes must be reported to Department of Transport or Customs prior to informing the Pacific Fishery Licence Unit.

The following documents must be submitted with this form:

To assist you in completing this form, the following definitions have been applied:

Please contact the Vancouver Pacific Fishery Licence Unit if you have any questions or require additional information:

Pacific Fishery Licence Unit (PFLU):
Address: 401 Burrard St Suite 200, Vancouver BC V6C 3S4
Telephone: 1-877-535-7307 [ask for the PACIFIC REGION]
Fax: 604-666-5855
E-Mail: fishing-peche@dfo-mpo.gc.ca [specify PACIFIC REGION in subject line]