DFO BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP SURVEY
The Beneficial Ownership Survey is now open until APRIL 30, 2022.
In Pacific Region, the Beneficial Ownership Survey is mandatory for all:
- party-based licence holders
- contact vessel owners (or their designated signing authority) for vessels which hold a vessel-based licence eligibility
Communal-commercial licence holders issued under the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations (ACFLR) are exempt from the Survey, unless they also hold on the West Coast a party-based licence or own vessels that have been issued vessel-based licence.
The survey will help DFO gather information about who is benefitting from having access to commercial fishing across Canada. The Beneficial Ownership Survey is mandatory and failure to provide required information through the Survey constitutes a prosecutable offence under Section 78 of the Fisheries Act.
For more information, see: https://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fisheries-peches/commercial-commerciale/bos-spe-eng.html