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.
For support with national statistics, please contact the Statistical Services Unit by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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