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Species Information

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NUMBER OF COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENCES ISSUED BY PACIFIC REGION, 2005 - 2010
LICENCES ISSUED1 LICENCE CATEGORY 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Salmon:
Full Fee (Gillnet & Troll) A 1,391 1,372 1,356 1,307 1,275 1,206
Reduced Fee (Gillnet & Troll) A (reduced fee) 187 187 187 184 179 167
Full Fee (Seine) A 231 228 225 221 210 198
Native (Seine) A (reduced fee) 18 18 18 18 18 16
Special2 B n.a n.a n.a n.a n.a n.a
NNFC3 N 254 254 254 254 254 254
Communal FG,FT,FS 139 161 180 236 284 379
Salmon Sub-total:   2,220 2,220 2,220 2,220 2,220 2,220
Roe Herring:
Full Fee (Gillnet) HG 915 915 916 916 898 887
Reduced Fee (Gillnet) HG (reduced fee) 324 324 323 323 309 309
Full Fee (Seine) HS 197 196 196 196 196 195
Reduced Fee (Seine) HS (reduced fee) 52 52 52 52 52 52
Communal FHS 32 33 33 33 65 77
Roe Herring sub-total:   1,520 1,520 1,520 1,520 1,520 1,520
Spawn on Kelp:
Full Fee J 37 36 36 36 36 36
Reduced Fee J (reduced fee) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Communal FJ 9 3 3 3 3 3
Spawn on Kelp Sub-total:   46 39 39 39 39 39
Others
Halibut L 436 435 435 435 435 435
Communal Halibut FL n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Groundfish Trawl T 142 142 142 142 142 141
Shrimp Trawl S 245 245 245 245 244 244
Communal Shrimp Trawl FP n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Shrimp Trap W 252 252 252 252 252 250
Communal Shrimp Trap FW n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Sablefish K 48 48 48 483 48 48
Communal Sablefish FK n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Geoduck G 55 55 55 55 55 55
Schedule II species4 C 521 509 502 491 479 470
Communal Schedule II species FI n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Crab R 222 222 222 222 221 221
Communal Crab FR n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Green Sea Urchin ZA 49 49 49 49 49 49
Red Sea Urchin ZC 110 110 110 110 110 110
Communal Red Sea Urchin FC n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Sea Cucumber CD 85 85 85 85 85 85
Euphausiid ZF 19 19 19 16 19 19
Rockfish ZN 262 262 262 262 262 262
Communal Rockfish FN n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a. n.a.
Abalone E 0 0 0 0 0 0
Transport D 122 108 89 82 68 74
Processing P 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special fisheries Z 181 172 98 120 47 106
Clam (limited entry licence) Z-2 1,102 1,102 1,102 1,096 1,102 1,102
High Sea Tranship S-68 8 11 8 4 2 4

Notes:
1. Prior to 2003, Full Fee and Reduced Fee licences were called Non-Indian and Indian licences, respectively, in the Pacific Region licence tables.
2. Special licence (Category B) was retired in 1998.
3. Licences issued to the Northern Native Fishing Corporation (NNFC).
4. Schedule II species include: spiny dogfish - hook & line; skate - hook & line; sole and flounder - hook & line; lingcod - hook & line; Pacific cod - hook & line; tuna - hook & line, purse seine or gill net; sturgeon - trolling; smelt - gill net
Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Region Operations Branch.

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