Apply for a sportfishing licence

Privacy notice

Personal information you provide online for a sportfishing licence is collected under the authority of the Nova Scotia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act.

We collect your personal information to:

  • determine your eligibility for the Sportfishing licence
  • process your application
  • contact you
  • provide support
  • review and monitor compliance with program requirements

We use and disclose your personal information for the purposes described above or for other compatible purposes. We may only use or disclose your information for another purpose if we are authorized by law to do so, or if we obtain your express consent.

The sportfishing licence application uses Google Analytics to help us understand how you use the site and to continually improve the sportfishing licence online service.

Read about Google Analytics and the Government of Nova Scotia’s privacy information practices in the Government of Nova Scotia privacy statement.

For questions about how your personal information is handled by the Sportfishing program, you may contact us at

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