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Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada 2005: Selected Results for the Great Lakes Fishery

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The 2005 Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada collected information about recreational fishing activities to assess the economic and social importance of recreational fisheries to Canada’s provinces and territories. Using the Ontario subset of this national data, information specific to the Great Lakes has been developed in order to determine the importance of this particular recreational fishery. It is at this time the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of statistics regarding the harvest, retention, and economics of recreational angling on the Great Lakes.


The cooperation of survey respondents was critical to the successful completion of this project and is gratefully acknowledged.

This report was prepared by Neville Johnson, Statistical Services, under the supervision of Rowena Orok, Tim Hsu, and Robert Elliott, Director, Economic Analysis and Statistics, Policy Sector.

The initial national recreational fishing survey was a coordinated initiative between Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the provincial and territorial fisheries licensing agencies. Key operational activities for the Ontario subset including survey sampling, data collection, coding, editing and estimation were managed by Kieth Brickley, consulting statistician, under the direction of Sue Rocque, Resource Management-National, Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Sector.

The cooperation of the following technical support staff is also gratefully acknowledged:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada:

Jennifer Mousseau (Statistical Services, Ottawa)
Lewis Sonsini (Statistical Services, Ottawa)


The following symbols are used in this report:

nil or zero
zero percentage