2000 Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada

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Introduction

The 2000 Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada collected information about recreational fishing in Canada for the year 2000 to assess the economic and social importance of recreational fisheries to the provinces, the territories and the country as a whole. This survey was conducted by Statistical Services of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans headquarters in Ottawa in cooperation with all provincial and territorial fisheries licensing agencies, and the Pacific regional office of the Department. This is the first survey that reports on recreational fishing in Nunavut, Canada's newest territory.

The component provincial and territorial surveys are part of a nationally coordinated study conducted to provide data on a wide variety of topics of interest to fisheries managers at the various levels of government. The results of these surveys provide the most authoritative and up-to-date information on activity and harvest in our recreational fisheries. As well, they provide the only detailed information on the economic dimensions of the recreational fisheries in all regions of the country. Once aggregated, the results of the surveys form the base of information used to provide managers and researchers with nation-wide data. This in turn is used to assess changes with respect to pressure on fisheries resources as well as to determine the economic contribution made by anglers at both the regional and national levels.

This report presents the highlights of the aggregated results from the 2000 surveys, detailed tables of common data and the results for some of the additional questions asked in the various jurisdictions. Information for each province and territory as well as for Pacific tidal waters was provided to the responsible licensing agencies for assessment and acceptance for use in this report.

Table of Contents

  1. Survey Highlights
    » Summary
    » Comparisons with 1995
    » Angler Profile
    » Fishing Effort
    » Harvest
    » Non-resident Trip Characteristics
    » Direct Expenditures
    » Investments
    » Volunteer Work in Support of Recreational Fishing in 2000

  2. Appendix 1: Detailed Statistical Tables
  3. Appendix 2: Additional Questions by Jurisdiction
  4. Appendix 3: Methodology
  5. Appendix 4: Glossary of Terms
  6. Appendix 5: Survey Contacts by Jurisdiction
  7. Appendix 6: Comparisons 1995 - 2000