Application to Replace a Commercial Vessel

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

*IMPORTANT* check one: Permanent Temporary

The signatures of the owners of the vessel to be replaced must be notarised.

Part 1. IDENTIFY VESSEL TO BE REPLACED:

For data changes, please record the new information

 

 

 

Vessel Registration Number (VRN) Vessel Name Department of Transport (DOT) #
Licence Eligibilities to be reallocated

 

Licence Eligibilities not to be reallocated

 

 

Category (and last # issued if known) Category (and last # issued if known)  

I / We  

Print and list all owners full legal name and date of birth

 

Street Address / PO Box

 

 

 

City Province Postal Code

 

Street Address / PO Box

 

 

 

City Province Postal Code

 

Hereby Solemly Declare; That is/are the true owner(s) of the and that the vessel is free and clear of encumbrances except for the following .

Attached are written statements from above lien and encumbrance holder(s) which indicate they have been advised of this application to replace the Commercial Fishing Vessel.

(Please note where a vessel is owned by a company the Pacific Fishery Licence Unit will require documentation to confirm that the declarer has signing authority for that company.)

ANY PROPERTY INTEREST IN A FISHING LICENCE IS SOLELY THAT OF HER MAJESTY IN RIGHT OF CANADA

It is an offence under the Criminal Code Section 131 to make a false declaration.

 

 


Signature of Declarer

Printed Name of Declarer

Sworn before me at ____________________ in the Province of British Columbia this ____________ day of __________________, 20____________.

 


Signature
Commissioner for Taking Affidavits for British Columbia
 
Print Name
 
Registry #
If registry number not indicated please report your full legal name, address, telephone number and occupation

Part 2. IDENTIFY REPLACING VESSEL:

 

 

 

Vessel Registration Number (VRN) Vessel Name Department of Transport (DOT) #

Replacing vessel owners(s):

 

 


Print and list replacing Vessel owners (company name(s) or Individuals)

Signature of replacing vessel owner(s): I hereby certify that I am the person named above, or in the case of a company, that I am an authorized signing officer for the company.

 

 


Signature

Date

 

 


Signature

Date

Contact: Please indicate the person to contact once this application has been approved:

 

 


Name

Phone #

Facsimile #

FOR DFO USE ONLY:

 

 

VRN of Replacing Vessel OAL in (m)

 

 

Survey Date MVL in (m)

 

 

FIN # FIN #

 

 

Address Returned Current Year License Docs Returned

 

Licence Eligibility(s) to be reallocated

 

 

TAB No. TAB No.

 

 

MBU Approval Signing Authority

 

COMMISSIONER PLACE STAMP HERE
Proposed Replacement Vessel:

 

OAL in (m) FIN #

 

 

Signing Authority on File Registration Requirements Met

 

Replacement licenses issued

Vessel Replacement Information:

Except where licence policy or the applicable Integrated Fishery Management Plan allows:

  • The replacement vessel may not exceed the overall length (OAL) of the vessel being replaced.
  • All vessel licence eligibilities must be reallocated to the replacement vessel.
  • Licence area changes are not permitted.

When a vessel is eligible for a category A reduced fee salmon licence, an Aboriginal must own the replacing vessel.

Licence documents issued for the current year fisheries must be returned. Replacement licences will be issued for the new vessel.

If the vessel to be replaced will not hold any commercial fishing licence eligibilities as a result of this application, any personal licences; category Z, communal commercial, etc. designated to it must be redesignated to a suitable vessel or relinquished to the Department.

When a replacing vessel is eligible for a category C licence, the licence must be relinquished to the Department or placed on another vessel. Where a replacing vessel has a category D licence, the licence must be relinquished to the Department. The vessel must be reregistered or registered as a Commercial Fishing Vessel prior to reallocating a licence eligibility to this vessel.

An application to replace a vessel temporarily may be made if the vessel has been declared a loss or the vessel is out of service due to an accident or unforeseen damage. Written confirmation from an insurance company, shipyard, or marine engineer explaining why the vessel is inoperative is required. Vessels that are in disrepair at the time of purchase, have engine problems, have encountered delays in annual maintenance, or rebuilding do not qualify for a temporary reallocation.

Once the vessel replacement has been approved, the licence eligibilities will be reallocated to the replacing vessel. A letter confirming the approval/denial will be sent to the contact vessel owner and agent involved at the address on record with the Pacific Fishery Licence Unit.

Requirements for Vessel Replacement Application:

This application must be completed and signed by all owners of the vessel to be replaced (Part 1). All signatures must be notarised. The contact owner of the replacement vessel must sign this application (Part 2).

We will not consider applications if we are unable to confirm that the conditions of the licence(s) to be reallocated have been met (e.g. log book and/or fish slips submitted, etc.).

For replacement vessels not currently identified as Commercial Fishing Vessels, a completed Application for Commercial Vessel Registration must be submitted. The registration requirements are outlined on the reverse of that application.

Both vessels are required to have a marine survey report either on record or submitted with this Application to Replace a Commercial Vessel.

Requirements for Vessel Surveys:

Marine survey reports must be dated after May 01, 1989 and be conducted by a Marine Surveyor according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada's current Vessel Measurement Guidelines.

Only original surveys are accepted. Surveys may be submitted by facsimile in order to facilitate a vessel licence replacement where there is no increase in length. They will not be recorded on our records until the original survey is received. If there is an increase in length, the original survey with photographs is required prior to review of the application.

Please allow up to ten working days for processing of a vessel replacement application.

For further information contact a Pacific Fishery Licence Unit:

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

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

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

FOR
DFO
USE
ONLY

     
Date Received PFLU Office Approved / Denied by
     
Initials of LO and date Comments Letter Sent (Date)
 
Parties Notified (FIN#)