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In order to monitor fisheries-related activities and identify trends over time, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) collects and compiles statistics related to aquaculture, commercial fisheries, recreational fishing and trade (imports/exports). Statistics play a key role in the Department’s decision-making processes, helping to ensure sustainable management of Canada’s aquatic resources.

National Statistics


Value Added, Production Quantities and Values,
Other Statistics and Key Figures

Commercial Fisheries

Landings, Licences, Quota Reports, Publications, Consumption

Recreational Fishing

Canada, Great Lakes


Canadian, World, Publications

Maritime Sector in Canada

Summary Tables, Maritime Sector Methodology

Fisheries and the Canadian Economy

Values and Outputs, Employment, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Methodology, Data Sources and Contacts

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For support with national statistics, please contact the Statistical Services Unit by email,

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Regional Statistics

DFO’s has six regional headquarter offices. They publish statistics on DFO’s operations in each region.  An example of a statistic is the number of fishing licences that were issued or how many commercial fishing vessels were registered.

Central and Arctic
Newfoundland and Labrador