Appendix II: Overview of the Main Fishing Fleets in Canada

Appendix IIa: Overview of main fleets, DFO Maritimes Region (Southern New Brunswick and Nova Scotia except Northumberland Strait), 2011
Fishing Fleet  Fishing Method  Management Method Vessel Length Number of Active Fish Harvesters1 Main (directed) Species  Landed Value 
Inshore/Non-Vessel Pots, Rakes,
Longline, Gillnet
IQ, Competitive < 35' 1,573 Lobster, Groundfish,
Soft Shell Clams

$87m,  inc. $67m Lobster,
$7m Elvers and
$3m Soft Shell Clams

Nearshore Pots, Trawls, Longline,
Dredge, Gillnet
IQ, Competitive 35' - 65' 2,140 Lobster, Groundfish,
Sea Scallops, Snow Crab
$529, inc. $322m Lobster,
$87m Snow Crab, $26m Haddock,
$17m Halibut, and
$17m Sea Scallops
Midshore Trawls, Dredge, Pots IQ, Competitive 65' - 100' 49 Groundfish (Redfish, Hake),
Lobster, Sea Scallops
$21m, inc. $7m Herring,
$4m Sea Scallops, and
$3m Shrimp (Pandalus Borealis) 
Offshore Dredge, Trawls, Pots Trap Limits, ITQ,
Competitive
100' + 11 Sea Scallops,
Shrimp (Pandalus Borealis),
Lobster
$123, inc. $66m Sea Scallops,
$45m Shrimp (Pandalus Borealis
and Montagui), and $6m Herring
Total 3,773 $760m

1 A "fish harvester" is defined as the holder of one or more commercial fishing licenses that was active in 2011. An "active" license is one that landed at least 1kg of marine or freshwater species during the year. Fish harvesters generally participate in only one fleet at a time. However, there are instances where these licence holders may have participated in multiple fleets, resulting in double counting of active licenses at the regional level.
Source: DFO Economic Analysis and Statistics, Atlantic Interchange Formatted File (ZIFF), February, 2013.

Appendix IIb: Overview of main fleets, DFO Gulf region (Eastern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia's Northumberland Strait), 2011
Fishing Fleet Fishing Method  Management Method Vessel Length Number of Active Fish Harvesters1 Main (directed) Species  Landed Value
Inshore/Non-Vessel Rakes,
Hand-Held Tools,
Pots, Gillnet
IQ, Competitive < 35' 928 Oyster, Lobster,
Clams, Eel, Smelt
$28m,  inc. $14m Lobster,
$5m Oyster, and
$3m Snow Crab
Nearshore Pots,
Dredges,
Gillnet,
Longline
IQ, Competitive 35' - 65' 2,803 Lobster, Scallop,
Herring, Rock Crab
and Snow Crab
$238m, inc. $155m Lobster,
$55m Snow crab,
$12m Herring
Midshore/
Offshore
Shrimp Trawl,
Seines, Pots 
IQ, Competitive 65' - 100' 22 Shrimp (Pandalus Borealis),
Groundfish, Herring
$10m, inc. $7m Shrimp
(Pandalus Borealis),
$2m Snow Crab
Total 3,753 $275m

1 A "fish harvester" is defined as the holder of one or more commercial fishing licenses that was active in 2011. An "active" license is one that landed at least 1kg of marine or freshwater species during the year. Fish harvesters generally participate in only one fleet at a time. However, there are instances where these licence holders may have participated in multiple fleets, resulting in double counting of active licenses at the regional level.
Source: DFO Economic Analysis and Statistics, Atlantic Interchange Formatted File (ZIFF), February, 2013.

Appendix IIc: Overview of main fleets, DFO Quebec Region (Quebec), 2011
Fishing Fleet  Fishing Method Management Method Vessel Length Number of Active Fish Harvesters1 Main (directed) Species  Landed Value
Inshore/Non-Vessel Pots, Gillnet,
Handline, Traps
IQ, Competitive < 35' 420 Lobster, Groundfish,
Mackerel, Turbot,
Whelks, Rock Crab 
$20m,  inc. $12m Lobster,
$3m Snow crab,
and $1m Turbot
Nearshore Trawls, Gillnet,
Pots, Traps
IQ, Competitive 35' - 65' 674 Turbot, Snow Crab,
Shrimp
(Pandalus Borealis),
Groundfish
$123m, inc. $54m Snow crab,
$26m Lobster,
and $24m Shrimp
(Pandalus Borealis)
Midshore Shrimp Trawl,
Traps
IQ, Competitive 65' - 100' 16 Shrimp
(Pandalus Borealis),
Snow Crab
$7m, inc. $6m Shrimp (
Pandalus Borealis) and
$1m Snow Crab
Total 1,110 $149m

1 A "fish harvester" is defined as the holder of one or more commercial fishing licenses that was active in 2011. An "active" license is one that landed at least 1kg of marine or freshwater species during the year. Fish harvesters generally participate in only one fleet at a time. However, there are instances where these licence holders may have participated in multiple fleets, resulting in double counting of active licenses at the regional level.
Source: DFO Economic Analysis and Statistics, Atlantic Interchange Formatted File (ZIFF), February, 2013.

Appendix IId: Overview of main fleets, DFO Newfoundland and Labrador Region (Newfoundland and Labrador), 2011
Fishing Fleet  Fishing Method Management Method Vessel Length Number of Active Fish Harvesters1 Main (directed) Species  Landed Value
Inshore Pots, Gillnet,
Longline,
Traps , Rifle
IQ, Competitive < 35' 3,513 Groundfish, Snow Crab,
Lobster, Cod,
Herring, Capelin, Seal
$81m,  inc. $48m Snow crab,
$17m Lobster and $7m Cod
Nearshore

Pots, Trawls,
Gillnet, Seines

IQ, Competitive 35' - 65' 1,253 Groundfish, Snow Crab,
Shrimp (Pandalus Borealis),
Cod, Turbot
$326m, inc. $196m Snow crab,
$83m Shrimp (Pandalus Borealis),
and $18m Turbot
Midshore Pots, Gillnet,
Trawls, Purse seine
IQ, Competitive 65' - 100' 35 Shrimp (Pandalus Borealis),
Snow Crab, Turbot,
Skate, Herring
$16m, inc. $5m Snow Crab,
$5m Shrimp (Pandalus Borealis)
and $4m Turbot
Offshore Trawls, Dredge,
Gillnet, Pots
Enterprise allocations,
IQ, Competitive
100' + 15 Shrimp (Pandalus Borealis),
Clams (Stimpsons surf),
Turbot, Yellowtail flounder,
Snow Crab, Cod
$221m, inc. $128m Shrimp
(Pandalus Borealis),
$29m and Turbot 
Total 4,816 $644m

1 A "fish harvester" is defined as the holder of one or more commercial fishing licenses that was active in 2011. An "active" license is one that landed at least 1kg of marine or freshwater species during the year. Fish harvesters generally participate in only one fleet at a time. However, there are instances where these licence holders may have participated in multiple fleets, resulting in double counting of active licenses at the regional level.
Source: DFO Economic Analysis and Statistics, Atlantic Interchange Formatted File (ZIFF), February, 2013.

Appendix IIe: Overview of main fleets, DFO Pacific Region (British Columbia), 2011
Fishing Fleet  Fishing Method Management Method Vessel Length Number of Active Fish Harvesters1 Main (directed) Species  Landed Value
Inshore/Non-Vessel Gillnet,
Crab Trap,
Longline
IQ, Competitive < 35' 706 Dungeness Crab,
Spot Prawn
Geoduck,
Sockeye Salmon
$51m,  inc.
$20m Dungeness Crab,
$10m Spot Prawn,
$6m Geoduck, and
$5m Sockeye Salmon
Nearshore Longline,
Bottom Otter Trawl,
Gill Net, Troll
IQ, Competitive 35' - 65' 1,114 Halibut, Geoduck,
Spot Prawn,
Albacore Tuna
and Chinook Salmon
$161m, inc. $29m Halibut,
$28m Geoduck,
$23m Spot Prawn,
$20m Albacore Tuna
and $10m Chinook Salmon
Midshore Bottom Otter Trawl,
Purse Seine,
Longline
IQ, Competitive 65' - 100' 115 Groundfish, Salmon $49m, inc. $9m Sablefish,
$7m Halibut, $6m Hake,
$4m for Pink Salmon
and $4m for Chum Salmon 
Offshore Bottom Otter Trawl
Traps
Trap Limits,
ITQ, Competitive
100' + 15 Groundfish
(Rockfish,
Pacific Cod,
Ocean Perch)
$15m, inc. $5m Hake,
$2m Sablefish,
$1m Ocean Perch
and $1m Yellowtail Rockfish
Total 1,950 $277m

1 A "fish harvester" is defined as the holder of one or more commercial fishing licenses that was active in 2011. An "active" license is one that landed at least 1kg of marine or freshwater species during the year. Fish harvesters generally participate in only one fleet at a time. However, there are instances where these licence holders may have participated in multiple fleets, resulting in double counting of active licenses at the regional level.
Source: DFO Economic Analysis and Statistics

Appendix IIf: Overview of main fleets, DFO Central & Arctic Region (Freshwater fisheries and Canadian Arctic), 2011
Fishing Fleet  Fishing Method Management Method Vessel Length Number of Active Fish Harvesters1 Main (directed) Species  Landed Value
Groundfish, North Atlantic (NAFO Sub-Area 0) Trawl,
Longline, Gillnet
IQ > 65’ 4 Greenland halibut $11m
Shrimp, North Atlantic (NAFO Sub-Area 0) Trawl IQ > 65’ 3 Shrimp (
Pandalus Borealis)
$47m
Freshwater Fisheries (MB, SK, AB, NWT and Northwestern Ontario) Gillnet Competitive n/a 1,614 Whitefish,
Pickerel,
Pike, Other
$22m
Great Lakes Fisheries Gillnet,
Trap net,
Trawl,
Hoop net,
Other
IQ n/a 140 Yellow Perch,
Walleye,
Lake Whitefish,
Bass, Smelt, other
$36m
Northern Arctic Char Gillnet Competitive n/a 109 Arctic Char $0.2m
Total 1,870 $116m

1 A "fish harvester" is defined as the holder of one or more commercial fishing licenses that was active in 2011. An "active" license is one that landed at least 1kg of marine or freshwater species during the year. Fish harvesters generally participate in only one fleet at a time. However, there are instances where these licence holders may have participated in multiple fleets, resulting in double counting of active licenses at the regional level..
Source: DFO Economic Analysis and Statistics