Public Advisory: Counter Service Suspended at Fisheries and Land Resources Offices

  • Fisheries and Land Resources

March 23, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources is suspending walk-in counter service at all department offices. Staff will continue to be available to answer questions from the public via telephone or email only. Phone lines will be answered Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. except where otherwise noted. Phone messages will be returned the next business day.

Relevant contact information for the various divisions are as follows:


  • General Inquiries: 709-637-2077
  • Animal Health Veterinary Services (including animal health pharmacy and animal health diagnostic/food safety laboratory):
    • John’s: 709-729-6879
    • Clarenville: 709-466-2808
    • Pynn’s Brook: 709-686-2672
    • Canadian Agricultural Partnership: 709-637-2077 or email
  • Community Garden Support: 709-639-3833
  • Crop/Livestock Insurance: 709-632-8134
  • Provincial Agrifoods Program: 709-637-2077 or email
  • Soils, Plant and Feed Lab: 709-729-6738.\

Crown Lands

Fisheries & Aquaculture

Forestry and Wildlife

  • Domestic and commercial forestry permits, and nuisance wildlife control services including after-hours emergencies, are available by calling or emailing your local Forestry and Wildlife office
  • Wildlife Licensing: 709-637-2025 or email
  • Wildland fire suppression services will be available when the forest fire season begins this spring. Contact information is available here

Resource Enforcement

  • Eastern Newfoundland:709-729-2192
  • Western Newfoundland: 709-637-2971
  • Labrador: 709-896-7973
  • To report poaching any time, call toll free: 1-877-820-0999 or Report Online

The Provincial Government apologizes for any inconvenience and asks for the public’s patience and understanding during its efforts to minimize further spread of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor and where necessary implement protocols required to contain the virus.

For the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, please visit For questions related to COVID-19, please email


Media contact
Linda Skinner
Fisheries and Land Resources
709-637-2284, 632-8167

2020 03 23 1:12 pm