Species Information

Number of Species Licenses Issued by Province and Region, 2018
Species Nova Scotia New Brunswick P.E.I.
Gulf
Quebec Newfoundland Total
Maritimes Gulf Maritimes Gulf
Groundfish 2,169 327 204 602 841 828 3,261 8,232
Herring 1,514 423 289 1,052 865 962 1,991 7,096
Mackerel 1,909 649 76 1,101 1,250 820 2,137 7,942
Swordfish 857 183 8   159 0 1 1,208
Tuna 153 125 2 102 359 53 51 845
Salmon 0 3 1 4   0 0 8
Capelin 0   0 2   73 1,634 1,709
Clam 807 110 347 580 1,581 246 0 3,671
Scallop 294 131 212 240 396 80 801 2,154
Squid 290 381 3 4 264 16 1,955 2,913
Lobster 2,628 607 394 1,138 1,217 587 2,336 8,907
Shrimp 51 3 8 24 5 56 286 433
Crab 374 210 10 110 40 398 2,414 3,556
Other 2,604 1,651 289 3,291 6,701 1,295 11,250 27,081
Total Atlantic 13,650 4,803 1,843 8,250 13,678 5,414 28,117 75,755

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

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