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Number of licence holders,table note 1 by Province and Region, 2017
Province Region table note 2 Core Independent Core Non-Core Other Total
Nova Scotia Maritimes 2,702* 2,688 0 5,390
Gulf 7 616 17 325 965
New Brunswick Maritimes 318* 479 0 797
Gulf 11 1,056 40 936 2,043
P.E.I. Gulf 14 1,268 3 1,245 2,530
Quebec Quebec 0 970 70 210 1,250
Newfoundland Newfoundland 48 2,931 503 0 3,482
Total Atlantic 3,100 6,841 3,800 2,716 16,457

Table Notes

Table note

A breakdown of Core and Independent Core harvesters was not available from the Maritimes reigon.

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Table note 1

A Licence Holder is categorized as core when he or she meets the following licensing criteria for inshore vessel-based fishing licenses: he or she is head of the enterprise or fishing unit, holds key licenses, have an attachment to the fishery, and is dependent on the fishery. The Independent Core category is an eligibility criteria for the receipt of new or replacement inshore vessel-based licenses. A non-core harvester does not meet those criteria.

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Table note 2

The four DFO regions in Atlantic Canada are: Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Gulf (Northeast Nova Scotia, Eastern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island), and Maritimes (Southern New Brunswick, Southwest Nova Scotia, Eastern Nova Scotia). This table does not include crew members.

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Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Fisheries Management


Number of Licence Holders, by Province and Region, 2017
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