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Number of licence holderstable note 1 by province and region, 2020
Province Region table note 2 Core Independent Core Non-Core Other Total
Nova Scotia Maritimes 2,587* 2,624 0 5,211
Gulf 14 609 16 152 791
New Brunswick Maritimes 305* 595 0 898
Gulf 8 1,057 29 911 2,005
P.E.I. Gulf 11 1,262 6 1,199 2,478
Quebec Quebec 0 961 57 260 1,278
Newfoundland Newfoundland 0 2,790 505 158 3,453
Total Atlantic 2,925 6,679 3,828 2,680 16,112

Table Notes

Table note

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

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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


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