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Canadian Fisheries Statistics 2006

Canadian Fisheries Statistics 2006
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Table of Contents

The annual statistical snapshot Canadian Fisheries Statistics (formerly entitled Annual Statistical Review of Canadian Fisheries) is an overview of the structure, evolution and value of the fishing industry in Canada and the place this industry occupies in Canada and in the world. This 2006 edition provides statistics for 2004 to 2006, inclusive.

The Canadian fisheries covered in this report include commercial marine and freshwater fisheries, as well as aquaculture. For information on recreational fisheries in Canada, please refer to the Statistical Services site at


This report was prepared by Yves Gagnon in cooperation with Lewis Sonsini from Statistical Services, and under the supervision of Saba Khwaja, Chief, Statistical Services, Economic Analysis and Statistics, Policy Sector.

We would like to thank the following regional and headquarters staff, from Statistical, Licensing and Policy & Economics Units for their excellent collaboration in the preparation of this publication:

Central and Arctic: Tyler Jivan

Newfoundland and Labrador: Regional Licencing Unit, Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Branch, St. John’s and Anne Marie Russell, Sandra Savory

Québec: Édith Lachance, Julie Aucoin

Gulf: Monique Niles, Michel Bourque

Maritimes: Elaine Walker, Paulette Gardner

Pacific: Rae Dalgarno, Laurie Biagini, John Davidson, Harvey Eng

Ottawa: Jennifer Mousseau, Michelle Fougère, Neville Johnson, Tim Hsu

Methodology and data sources

Data on marine fisheries are provided by the DFO statistical units in the Maritimes, Gulf, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador and Pacific Regions, and are then integrated at the Ottawa headquarters office. Data on freshwater fisheries are provided by the DFO Central and Arctic regional office while aquaculture data are obtained from Statistics Canada.

The primary classification system used in this publication for fisheries is the FAO's "International Standard Statistical Classification of Aquatic Animals and Plants" (ISSCAAP) Footnote 1. ISSCAAP divides commercial species in groups based on their characteristics related to taxonomy, ecology and economics.

In terms of Canadian imports and exports, species are grouped according to the Harmonized System (HS) of classification, with data from Statistics Canada.

Note that figures in the detailed tables may not add up to the totals due to rounding, confidential data or, in certain instances, differences in the estimation methods.

Symbols and abbreviations
metric tonnes
thousands of metric tonnes
Canadian dollar
millions of Canadian dollars
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
North American Industrial Classification System
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Annual Survey of Manufactures and Logging
individual quota
not available (n/a)
not applicable
confidential data
zero (0)