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Commercial fisheries

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Data on Canada's marine commercial fisheries are presented in two categories: landings and licences (fishers, vessels and species).

Landings

A landing refers to the part of the fish catch that is put ashore. Information covers both volume and value of fish landings in Canada from 1989 to 2020.

Licences

Data includes the number of commercial fishing licences issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the number of registered fishers and vessels. Information for the Atlantic Provinces is available from 1983 onwards, and for the Pacific Region from 1985 onwards.

Publications

Canadian Fisheries Statistics provides an annual statistical snapshot of Canadian fisheries.

The Economic Outlook includes a summary of factors that may affect Canadian fisheries as well as economic indicators for Canada's key markets.

The Cost and Earnings Survey, that collected information on activities related to fishing operations.

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