-With notes and images from Pacific Region Conservation and Protection
As part of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s work to end illegal activity, the Department asks the public for information on activities of this nature or any contravention of the Fisheries Act and regulations.
One way to report illegal activity is to call the toll-free violation reporting line at 1-800-465-4336.
Another way to report has just been introduced. The Pacific Region Conservation and Protection has a new direct email for members of the public to report suspicious fishing activity and suspected violations.
The direct email address is ORR-ONS.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca. Emails sent to this address go directly to fishery officers via the Observe, Record, Report system. This new email enforcement tool allows members of the public to report suspicious fishing activity and suspected violations.
The addition of this new eye-witness reporting method enables people who cannot phone in their tips to support the ongoing efforts of fishery officers electronically and to forward any digital information they are supplying to Conservation and Protection.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a mandate to protect and conserve marine resources and to prosecute offenders under the Fisheries Act. It promotes compliance with the Act and other laws and regulations through a combination of land, air, and sea patrols, as well as education and awareness activities.