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Year  Number of Persons Engaged in Fishing Operations
#
Value of Fish Landed
$
Quantity of Fish Caught
Tonnes, Live Weight
 
 
19061,658         
1907          
19081,270         
1909420         
1910732         
1911464         
1912320         
19131,589         
1914          
1915947         
1916          
1917675         
19181,032         
1919733  171,000      
1920545  232,000      
1921631  193,000      
1922538  159,000      
1923615  263,000      
1924595  218,000      
1925675  294,000      
1926914  506,000      
19271,212  435,000      
19281,161  422,000      
19291,401  400,000      
19301,516  266,000      
19311,179  110,000      
1932911  103,000      
1933676  92,000      
1934743  155,000      
1935767  139,000      
19361,265  214,000      
19372,035  268,000      
19382,405  262,000      
19392,954  196,000      
19402,334  222,000      
19412,676  197,000      
19422,312  213,000      
19431,897  393,000      
19442,398  465,000      
19454,004  742,000      
19465,689  600,000      
19475,588  449,000      
19483,606  375,000      
19493,659  342,000      
19503,182  437,000      
19512,825  544,000      
19523,325  654,000      
19535,105  667,000      
19544,809  667,000      
19555,324  688,000      
19565,247  790,000      
19574,277  854,000      
19585,941  879,000      
19597,846  1,101,600      
19606,089  1,159,000      
19615,730  883,000      
19625,422  714,000      
19634,563  676,000      
19645,117  799,000      
19654,211  677,000      
19664,507  844,000      
19674,360  758,000      
19684,750  917,000      
19694,758  935,000      
19701,966  826,000      
19711,863  729,000      
19721,645  727,000      
19731,547  802,000      
1974370  931,000      
19751,892  975,000      
19761,279  579,000  1,020   
1977   634,000  1,131   
1978   646,000  997   
1979   907,000  1,019   
1980   1,104,000  1,213   
1981   899,000  1,101   
1982   834,000  1,106   
1983   788,000  1,135   
1984   1,248,000  1,420   
1985   1,452,000  1,566   
1986   1,891,000  1,613   
1987   2,330,000  1,887   
1988   2,842,000  2,185   
1989   1,594,000  1,594   
1990   1,554,000  1,890   
1991   1,778,000  1,813   
1992   1,246,000  1,393   
1993   1,048,000  1,325   
1994   1,523,000  1,432   
1995   1,682,000  1,625   
1996   1,652,000  1,716   
1997   1,702,000  1,695   
1998   2,196,000  1,854   
1999   2,034,000  1,757   
2000   2,508,000  1,752   
2001   2,776,000  1,927   
2002   2,300,000  1,800   
2003   3,034,000  2,204   
2004   2,249,000  1,857   
2005   2,032,000  1,679   
2006   1,748,000  1,457   
2007   2,454,000  1,922   
2008   1,240,000  1,030   
2009   1,504,000  1,049   
2010   1,565,000  1,205   
2011   782,000  722   
2012   873,000  638   
2013   632,000  435   
 

References and Related Online Materials

Number of Persons Engaged in Fishing Operations:Statistics Canada. (1999). Table N38-48 Number of persons engaged in primary fishing operations, by province, 1878 to 1975. Section N: Fisheries. Historical Statistics of Canada (catalogue no. 11-516-X). Last updated October 22, 2008. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-516-x/sectionn/4057755-eng.htm (accessed June 4, 2010).
Value of Fish Landed:

1976-2007: Fisheries and Oceans Canada. (no date). Commercial Fisheries - Landings - Summary Tables. Last updated September 3, 2009. http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/stats/commercial/land-debarq/sum/sum-tab-eng.htm (accessed June 4, 2010). 

1919-1975: Statistics Canada. (1999). Table N1-11 Value of fish landed, by province, 1911 to 1975. Section N: Fisheries. Historical Statistics of Canada (catalogue no. 11-516-X). Last updated October 22, 2008. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/11-516-x/sectionn/4057755-eng.htm (accessed June 4, 2010).

NOTE: Statistics Canada's definition of "commercial fish" includes acquatic plants and other acquatic animals, wheras Fisheries and Oceans includes only fish. 

Quantity of Fish Caught:Fisheries and Oceans Canada. (no date). Commercial Fisheries - Landings - Freshwater. Last updated September 3, 2009. http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/stats/commercial/fresh-yrlist-eng.htm (accessed June 4, 2010).