Canadian Fisheries Statistics 2011-12

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Preface

The annual statistical snapshot Canadian Fisheries Statistics (formerly entitled Annual Statistical Review of Canadian Fisheries) is an overview of the structure, evolution and value of the fishing industry in Canada and the place this industry occupies in Canada and in the world. This 2011 edition provides statistics for 2008 to 2011, inclusive. The most current available data was used, however, in some instances, the most recent year available at the time of publication was 2009 or 2010.

The Canadian fisheries covered in this report include commercial marine and freshwater fisheries, as well as aquaculture. For information on recreational fisheries in Canada, please refer to the Statistical Services website http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/stats/recreational-eng.htm.

Acknowledgments

This report was prepared by John Fritz, Yves Gagnon, and Neville Johnson, under the supervision of Judy Hosein, Manager, Statistical Services, Strategic Policy Sector.

We would like to thank the following regional staff from Statistical, Licensing and Policy & Economics Units for their excellent collaboration in the preparation of this publication:

Central and Arctic: Josh Humphries, Salim Hayder

Newfoundland and Labrador: Anne Marie Russell, Sandra Savory, Gladys Tucker, Patsy Lee

Québec: Édith Lachance, Bruno Levesque, Julie Aucoin

Gulf: Monique Niles, Gisèle Bernard, Daniel Doiron

Maritimes: Joe Walcott, Glenn Mackay, Robert Grandy, Cory Large

Pacific: Yongmei Liu, Laurie Biagini, Harvey Eng

Methodology and data sources

Data on commercial marine fisheries are provided by the DFO statistical units in the Maritimes, Gulf, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador and Pacific Regions, and are then integrated at the Ottawa headquarters office. Data on freshwater fisheries are provided by the DFO Central and Arctic regional office and the Ontario Commercial Fisheries' Association while aquaculture data are obtained from Statistics Canada.

In terms of Canadian imports and exports, species are grouped according to the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) classification with data from Statistics Canada..

Symbols and abbreviations

t
metric tonnes
,000t
thousands of metric tonnes
$
Canadian dollar
$m
millions of Canadian dollars
'
foot
''
inch
DFO
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
NAICS
North American Industrial Classification System
NAFO
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
AAFC
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
ASML
Annual Survey of Manufactures and Logging
ISSCAAP
International Standard Statistical Classification of Aquatic Animals and Plants
Atl.
Atlantic
Pac.
Pacific
#
number
IQ
individual quota
..
not available (n/a)
not applicable
x
confidential data
F
too unreliable to publish
-
zero (0)