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The 2010 Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada collected information about recreational fishing activities to assess the economic and social importance of recreational fisheries to Canada's provinces and territories. This nationally-coordinated study provides the most comprehensive information on recreational fisheries activities and harvests in all regions of the country. It is also the most up-to-date source of detailed statistics on the economic contribution made by anglers at both provincial/territorial and national levels.


The cooperation of survey respondents was critical to the successful completion of this project and is gratefully acknowledged.

The survey was a coordinated initiative between Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the provincial and territorial recreational fisheries licensing agencies. Key operational activities including survey sampling, data collection, editing and estimation were managed by Kieth W. Brickley, BriLev Consulting Inc., under the direction of Sue Rocque, Manager, Recreational Fisheries Division, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management, and Robert Elliott, Director General, Economic Analysis and Statistics Directorate, Strategic Policy.

This report was prepared by Kieth W. Brickley, BriLev Consulting inc., with the assistance of Neville Johnson, Statistical Services, and Eileen Dumbrell, On-Site Solutions. Julia Barrow, Recreational Fisheries Division, was in charge of the overall supervision of the report preparation.

The cooperation of the following survey coordinators and technical support staff is also gratefully acknowledged:

Provinces and territories:

Karen Rashleigh (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Rob Perry (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Rosanne MacFarlane (Prince Edward Island)
Al McNeill (Nova Scotia)
Chris Connell (New Brunswick)
Mary Sabine (New Brunswick)
Claudia Latulippe (Quebec)
Andrée Pelletier (Quebec)
Helen Ball (Ontario)
Katherine Ward (Manitoba)
Tanya Johnstone (Saskatchewan)
Murray Koob (Saskatchewan)
David Park (Alberta)
Andrew Wilson (British Columbia)
Susan Thompson (Yukon)
Lars Jessup (Yukon)
Ron Brown (Nunavut)
Corenna Nuyalia (Nunavut)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada:

Devona Adams (Pacific Region)
Laurie Biagini (Pacific Region)
Neville Johnson (Statistical Services, Ottawa)
Michelle Fougere (Statistical Services, Ottawa)
Luc Ménard (Statistical Services, Ottawa)
Vicky Merritt (Resource Management, Ottawa)
Carolyne Dubé (Economic Analysis and Statistics, Ottawa)


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