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Number of Licence Holders(1)by Category, Province and Region, 2014
PROVINCE REGION 2 Core Independent Core Non-Core Other Total
NOVA SCOTIA MARITIMES 2,763* 2,069 4,832
GULF 8 623 17 168 816
NEW BRUNSWICK MARITIMES 310 380 690
GULF 11 1,065 43 979 2,098
P.E.I. GULF 5 1,295 3 1,234 2,537
QUEBEC QUEBEC 3 994 81 167 1,245
NEWFOUNDLAND 3 NEWFOUNDLAND 3 3,437 655   4,095
TOTAL ATLANTIC 3,103 7,414 3,248 2,548 16,061

* A breakdown of Core and Independent Core harvesters was not available from the Maritimes reigon.
1. A Licence Holder is categorized as core when he or she meets the following licensing criteria for inshore vessel-based fishing licenses: he or she is head of the enterprise or fishing unit, holds key licenses, have an attachment to the fishery, and is dependent on the fishery. The Independent Core category is an eligibility criteria for the receipt of new or replacement inshore vessel-based licenses. A non-core harvester does not meet those criteria.
2. The four DFO regions in Atlantic Canada are: Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Gulf (Northeast Nova Scotia, Eastern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island), and Maritimes (Southern New Brunswick, Southwest Nova Scotia, Eastern Nova Scotia). This table does not include crew members.
3. Based on 2013 data
Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Economic Analysis and Statistics

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