Species Information

Number of Species Licenses Issued
by Province and Region, 2017
Species Nova Scotia New Brunswick P.E.I.
Gulf
Quebec Newfoundland Total
Maritimes Gulf Maritimes Gulf
Groundfish 2,217 328 196 604 854 829 3,432 8,460
Herring 1,557 423 379 1,053 865 963 1,970 7,210
Mackerel 1,933 650 79 1,107 1,256 820 2,120 7,965
Swordfish 863 184 9 0 159 0 1 1,216
Tuna 153 125 1 106 359 54 51 849
Salmon 0 4 2 5 0 0 0 11
Capelin 0 0 0 2 0 73 1,594 1,669
Clam 832 111 368 585 1,594 270 0 3,760
Scallop 302 131 213 238 396 80 3,288 4,648
Squid 277 382 2 4 264 16 1,951 2,896
Lobster 2,640 607 320 1,135 1,219 588 2,293 8,802
Shrimp 53 2 8 23 6 56 298 446
Crab 368 210 10 122 41 416 2,536 3,703
Other 3,150 2,308 378 4,735 1,006 1,303 10,611 23,491
Total Atlantic 14,345 5,465 1,965 9,719 8,019 5,468 30,145 75,126

Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Fisheries Management

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