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Exclusive economic zone (EEZ) entry by a foreign vessel licence application

Coastal Fisheries Protection Act (Section 5 of the Coastal Fisheries Protection Regulations)

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Exclusive economic zone (EEZ) entry by a foreign vessel licence application
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Note: allow 5 business days for processing

Details of vessel

Registered vessel name: ____________________ Type of vessel: ____________________ Country of registry: ____________________ Port of registry: ____________________

Registered number: ____________________ Canadian side number on vessel: ____________________

Numbers in crew:

MMSI number: ____________________ IMO number: ____________________

Radio call sign (IRCS): ____________________ Radio call frequency: ____________________ Radio working frequency: ____________________

Year built: ____________________ Where built: ____________________

Vessel's fishing permit no.: ____________________

Gross tonnage: ____________________ Net tonnage: ____________________ Overall length of vessel: ____________________ Hull material: ____________________

Colour of vessel hull: ____________________ Colour of vessel wheelhouse: ____________________

Owner’s name: ____________________ Owner’s address: ____________________ Owner’s email address: ____________________

Master’s name: ____________________ Master’s address: ____________________ Master’s email address: ____________________

Charter’s name, if applicable: ____________________ Observer name: ____________________

Designated representative in Canada: ____________________ Address: ____________________ Phone: ____________________ Email Address: ____________________

Address to which the licence is to be sent (Email is preferred): ____________________

Reason for visit to port, EEZ access

  1. Shore leave, obtaining provisions (including bait), and/or repairs (provide details): ____________________
  2. Crew exchange: ____________________ # Embarking ____________________ # Disembarking ____________________
  3. Landing/reloading/transhipping any equipment other than fishing gear of the vessel (provide details): ____________________ Name of vessel: ____________________ Side number: ____________________
  4. Loading/offloading any fishing equipment and/or fishing gear (provide details): ____________________
  5. Offloading fish (provide details): ____________________
    Species: ____________________ Product form: ____________________ quantity: ____________________
    Area fished: ____________________ Port of offloading: ____________________ Plant: ____________________
  6. Transhipping fish at sea or port (provide details): ____________________
    Species: ____________________ Product form: ____________________ Quantity: ____________________
    Area fished: ____________________ Port of offloading: ____________________ Plant: ____________________
  7. Fishing in Canadian EEZ (provide details): ____________________
    Species: ____________________ Quota: ____________________ Fishing area: ____________________ Approximate dates (From – To): ____________________
  8. Processing at sea (provide details): ____________________
    Species: ____________________ Product form: ____________________ Quantity: ____________________
    Area fished: ____________________ Port of offloading: ____________________ Supplier: ____________________
  9. Other activities (provide details): ____________________

Canadian port: ____________________ Pier or berth, if applicable: ____________________ Date of entry: ____________________ Time requested (UTC): ____________________

Estimated date of departure, remarks: ____________________ Time of departure: ____________________ Date inspected: ____________________ Inspection number: ____________________ Next area to be fished: ____________________

I certify that the information provided on this form is correct

In accordance with the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act and Regulations, authorization is hereby requested to enter port for the activities described above .

Date of request ____________________

Name, Representative ____________________ Name, Master ____________________

Signature, Representative ____________________ Signature, Master ____________________

Annex

Additional information

Former vessel names: ____________________ Former countries of registry: ____________________ Names of former vessel owners: ____________________

Was the vessel/ master/owner the recipient of any citation/ infringement related to fisheries activities? Provide details, including dates: ____________________

Fishing activities outside Canadian waters

Is vessel authorized by relevant authority to engage in fisheries activities? Please provide details and attach a copy of the authorization (e.g. fishing licence) & vessel registration.

Areas, scope and duration of licence: ____________________ State issuing licence: ____________________ Species and quota authorized: ____________________ Fishing gear authorized: ____________________ Transshipment record (where applicable): ____________________

Fishing activities inside Canadian waters

Is vessel authorized by relevant authority to engage in fisheries activities? Please provide details and attach a copy of the authorization (e.g. fishing licence) & vessel registration.

Areas, scope and duration of licence: ____________________ State issuing licence: ____________________ Species and quota authorized: ____________________ Fishing gear authorized: ____________________ Transshipment record (where applicable): ____________________

Trip information

Date trip commenced: ____________________ Areas fished: ____________________ Product form (fresh, frozen, etc.): ____________________ Ports visited: ____________________ Date fishing ended: ____________________ Species: ____________________

Certification: I certify that the information provided on this form is correct

Name, Representative ____________________ Signature, Representative ____________________ Date ____________________

Name, Master ____________________ Signature, Master ____________________ Date ____________________

Authorization for activities 1-3

Dates/times valid: ____________________ Activities: ____________________
From: ____________________ To: ____________________
From: ____________________ To: ____________________
From: ____________________ To: ____________________

Canadian Port: ____________________

In accordance with the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act and Regulations, authorization is hereby granted.

Date Issued: ____________________ For, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans: ____________________

Authorization for activities 4-9 (subject to conditions attached)

Dates/times valid: ____________________ Activities: ____________________
From: ____________________ To: ____________________
From: ____________________ To: ____________________
From: ____________________ To: ____________________
From: ____________________ To: ____________________

Canadian Port: ____________________

In accordance with the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act and Regulations, authorization is hereby granted.

Date Issued: ____________________ For, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans: ____________________

Notes

  1. Foreign vessels may NOT enter Canadian Waters or Ports prior to receiving an EEZ licence from the Pacific Fishery Licence Unit. Note: allow 5 business days for processing
  2. Incomplete information may result in return of application unprocessed and/or delays in processing time.
  3. This application must be accompanied by a copy of the vessel’s fishing permit and vessel’s registration; both these documents must be valid for the entire period requested for in this application [Date of Entry to Date of Departure].
  4. Any foreign fishing vessel wishing to apply to enter Canadian fisheries waters and/or ports must file the application with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in accordance with Section 6(2) of the Coastal Fisheries Protection Regulations.
  5. Any foreign fishing vessel wishing to enter Canadian fisheries waters and/or ports must give notice to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in accordance with Section 12(1) (a) and Section 12(1)(b) of the Coastal Fisheries Protection Regulations.
  6. The vessel, master, and crew, shall also comply with the Fisheries Act and all other applicable laws of Canada.

Please submit completed applications to

Pacific Fishery Licence Unit

Telephone: 1-877-535-7307 [Ask for the Pacific Region]
Email: fishing-peche@dfo-mpo.gc.ca [Specify Pacific Region in subject line]

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