Fishery Notice

Licensing Information
RECREATIONAL - General Information
RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)
FN0762-Recreational Fisheries - Pacific - 2021-2022 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licences and Salmon Conservation Stamps available to Non-Residents of Canada at 8:00AM PST on the date when the Canadian border partially re-opens, anticipated to occur Monday, August 9, 2021


2021/2022 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licences and Pacific Salmon Conservation Stamps will be available for purchase by non-residents of Canada online at 8:00AM PST on the date when the Canadian border partially re-opens, anticipated to occur on Monday August 9,2021 in the National Recreational Licensing System (NRLS).
Before purchasing a Tidal Waters Sport Fishing (TWSF) licence, please ensure you visit the Canada Border Services Agency website for travel requirements and restrictions for non-residents of Canada at 

Refunds will not be issued for purchased licences and dates cannot be changed. Please ensure your licence selection and date(s) are correct and that you are able to enter Canada before you complete your transaction.

Licences can be obtained via any computer connected to the internet at, or by using internet search key words " National Recreational Licensing System". In order to print a licence on a personal computer, you will need a printer with 8.5 x 11 letter-sized paper, Adobe Reader, a compatible web browser, and a valid credit or debit card accepted by Moneris. 

If there is an NRLS outage; if you have limited internet connectivity; or if you are having trouble obtaining your licence online, you can also visit an Independent Access Provider (IAP), a list of current service locations may be found at 


For assistance or questions regarding your NRLS account or TWSF Licence please contact our toll-free line at 1-877-535-7307 from 08:00 am EST to 16:00 pm PST Monday - Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0762
Sent August 6, 2021 at 1155