This section contains statistics on commercial fishing licences issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.  It also has information collected through the registration of commercial fishing vessels.

Information is available for:

For both geographic areas, data includes:

  • Fishers information (number of commercial fishers registered)
  • Species information (number of commercial fishing licences issued, by species)
  • Vessel information (number of commercial fishing vessels registered, by type and size)

Collection Method

Licensing information is collected by Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) regional offices. It is prepared and maintained by licensing staff of the Fisheries Management sector in each region.

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