In order to monitor fisheries-related activities and identify trends over time, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) collects and compiles statistics related to aquaculture, commercial fisheries, recreational fishing and trade (imports/exports). Statistics play a key role in the Department’s decision-making processes, helping to ensure sustainable management of Canada’s aquatic resources.
Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada 2015
For support with national statistics, please contact the Statistical Services Unit by email,
DFO has six regional headquarter offices. They publish statistics on DFO’s operations in each region. An example of a statistic is the number of fishing licences that were issued or how many commercial fishing vessels were registered.
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