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NUMBER OF COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENCES ISSUED BY PACIFIC REGION 1995 - 2004
LICENCES ISSUED1 LICENCE CATEGORY 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Salmon
Full Fee (Gillnet & Troll) A 3,064 2,381 2,377 2,324 1,880 1,398 1,392 1,386 1,383 1,372
Reduced Fee (Gillnet) A (reduced fee) 506 436 436 421 235 180 178 178 179 182
Full Fee (Seine) A 471 432 432 388 319 247 246 246 242 235
Reduced Fee (Seine) A (reduced fee) 65 57 56 54 31 18 18 18 18 18
Special2 B 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NNFC3 N 254 254 253 254 254 254 254 254 254 254
Communal FG,FT,FS 3 35 73 64 67 75 85 86 92 96
Salmon Sub-total:   4,364 3,596 3,628 3,505 2,786 2,172 2,173 2,168 2,168 2,157
Roe-Herring
Full Fee (Gillnet) HG 977 968 964 952 949 943 926 919 917 917
Reduced Fee (Gillnet) HG (reduced fee) 342 337 337 337 336 331 323 327 329 318
Communal - Gillnet FH     4 4 2 3 15 25 27 26
Full Fee (Seine) HS 200 200 200 200 204 204 204 204 204 202
Reduced Fee (Seine) HS (reduced fee) 52 52 52 52 48 48 48 47 47 47
Communal - Seine FHS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Roe-Herring sub-total:   1,571 1,557 1,557 1,545 1,539 1,529 1,516 1,523 1,525 1,512
Spawn on Kelp
Full Fee J 12 38 38 38 12 12 12 12 12 12
Reduced Fee J (reduced fee) 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Communal Spawn on Kelp FJ 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2
Spawn on Kelp Sub-total:   39 39 39 39 13 13 13 14 14 14
Others
Halibut L 430 428 416 424 423 422 418 412 410 410
Communal Halibut FL 0 5 7 7 12 13 19 21 25 26
Groundfish Trawl T 141 141 142 134 141 140 141 141 141 140
Shrimp Trawl S 248 246 245 222 243 241 236 234 232 232
Communal Shrimp Trawl FP 0 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 1
Shrimp Trap W 253 253 254 251 249 248 248 248 246 247
Communal Shrimp Trap FW 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 5 5
Sablefish K 48 48 41 48 48 48 47 47 47 46
Communal Sablefish FK 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2
Geoduck G 55 55 55 55 54 55 55 55 55 55
Schedule II species4 C 598 572 527 538 888 831 735 617 516 502
Communal Schedule II species FI 0 0 0 2 3 3 3 1 1 3
Crab R 223 220 221 216 223 217 216 215 213 212
Communal Crab FR 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 5 7 7
Green Sea Urchin ZA 45 44 48 49 49 49 49 49 48 47
Red Sea Urchin ZC 110 105 100 96 104 104 103 104 104 103
Communal Red Sea Urchin FC 0 3 5 4 5 6 5 5 6 7
Sea Cucumber CD 85 85 85 85 85 85 85 85 85 85
Euphausiid ZF 18 19 18 17 18 18 18 18 18 18
Rockfish ZN 259 249 245 225 249 248 249 246 245 246
Communal Rockfish FN 0 1 7 7 7 10 12 8 12 10
Abalone E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Transport D 195 213 244 195 0 202 173 149 151 146
Processing P 4 15 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special fisheries Z 2,979 2,682 2,216 686 309 157 171 173 185 191
Clam (limited entry licence) Z-2 0 0 0 1,115 933 981 977 1,010 1,023 978
High Sea Tranship S-68 0 26 29 23 30 38 34 30 15 12

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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