Recreational Fishing

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Information on recreational fisheries activities in Canada is based on the results of the Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada conducted every five years by DFO, in cooperation with all regional, provincial and territorial fisheries licensing agencies. This section includes the complete Canada-wide survey results as well as information extrapolated from the Ontario portion of the survey providing survey results for recreational fishing activities for the Canadian-side of the Great Lakes fishery. In this section complete reports for the 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010 surveys are presented.

Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada

Selected Results for the Great Lakes Fishery

Important Message

2015 Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada

DFO, in cooperation with the Provinces and Territories, will be conducting the 2015 Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada. If you fished recreationally in Canada in 2015, you may be randomly selected to take part in the survey. The data collected is essential to managing recreational fisheries in Canada and communicating its importance.