Application for a licence to fish for scientific, experimental, educational, or public display purposes, under Section 52 of the Fishery (General) Regulations (Yukon/Transboundary Rivers Area)

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Previous licence number:

Current licence number:

Do you have an Animal-Use protocol approved by a CCAC-accredited animal care committee? (

1. Please briefly describe the purpose of your application request. If this is an amendment to a previous license, briefly describe the requested changes to the original license.



2. Indicate the desired start and end date for the requested licence/permit. (Licence/permits may only be issued for up to one year.)

3. Application information

List individuals that will be assisting with the activity, DOB is required. (Attach additional page if needed)

Legal name Date of birth (YY/MM/DD)

4. Sampling program - methods/locaation/species/details/objective etc..

Details of where the sampling is to occur, and the gear being used (Provide detailed information including when, where, and how much sampling will occur)

Name of River/Stream/Lake/Creek (use a separate line for each waterbody) Watershed codes: search Detail of each sampling method (ie. #trap nights, electrofishing seconds, # and duration of net sets, mesh size, etc. per sampling site etc. Also specify details of multiple sampling periods if applicable)

Include species and life stage. Specify planned upper limit of sample size, maximum number and species of specimens that will be retained (if any). (Details not provided in specified fields, to be completed in "Additional Details" below.)

Species (attach additional page if needed) Life stage Number of Fish Sampled Number of Fish Retained Number Estimates of Mortalities Specify location of all mortalities and/or number retained
Details (Explain the purpose of retaining mortalities and/or lethal samples):
Additional details (attach additional page if needed).
Include as much detail as possible including your research activities, methods of collection provide details, disposition of the specimens details of regarding release methods and location, and precautions that will be taken to avoid fish mortality. Provide information on handling of non target species if appropriate. etc..

Applications are to be submitted to:

Attn: Area Licensing Manager

By mail:

By fax:


or Email:

Privacy notice statement

The information you provide on this form is collected under the authority of the Fishery General Regulations for the purpose of issuing a licence for scientific, experimental, educational or public display purposes. The information may be used for program planning or management, reporting, audit, administration purposes or disclosed to other government departments or agencies, within other divisions or branches of the institution, with provincial, territorial or foreign government or First Nation organizations as applicable. Failure to provide this personal information may result in your licence being denied. You have the right to the correction of, access to, and protection of, your personal information under the Privacy Act and to file a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner of Canada over DFO's handling of your information. Personal information collected through the processing of your application is described in DFO Personal Information Banks and can be accessed and assessed for accuracy. For more information visit Info Source

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Collection period

Sensitive timing periods in aquatic environments in Yukon and transboundary waters can be found at: If you plan to sample using instream methods during sensitive periods, we suggest you describe means by which you will mitigate any negative effects.

Transfer or transplant of live fish/eggs/milt

Any transfer of live fish into fish habitat and transfer of live fish to a fish rearing facility, requires a permit from the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Introductions and Transfers Committee. Applications and contacts can be found at:
BC -
Yukon –

Species At Risk

Research into any species listed in the Species At Risk Act (SARA) requires a permit issued under SARA. Application forms can be found at:

Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC)

DFO is a member of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) and has committed at the Ministerial level to follow the entire CCAC program in Departmental activities in research, teaching and testing with vertebrate animals. Nearly all universities and colleges in Canada follow this program as well. It is expected that if DFO financial or human resources are involved in the work under this requested licence, or if the applicant is based at an institution having a CCAC-accredited Animal Care Committee, then evidence of an approved Animal Use Protocol (AUP) will be submitted with this application, and CCAC guidelines will be adhered to in any work with live vertebrates. The issuing authority for this licence accepts the CCAC's exemptions for certain animal-use activities as not requiring an approved AUP. More information about the CCAC program is at


Use of carbon dioxide/CO2 (e.g. Alka-Seltzer tablets) to immobilize fish for sampling should not be done without a continuous supply of oxygen, with levels of both gases monitored and regulated.

Clove-oil products are not regulator-approved in Canada, as a fish anaesthetic.

Aquatic Invasive Species

To prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species there are a few simple things that can be considered:

  1. before leaving an area: Drain water from boat, trailer and gear, remove all plant parts and mud and
  2. before entering another water body: Wash all your gear including waders with soapy water

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