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In 2016-17, DFO Maritimes Region undertook a Marine Protected Area (MPA) network analysis for the Scotian Shelf-Bay of Fundy Bioregion. The analysis considered available bioregional-scale ecological and human use data in an effort to identify a draft MPA network design that would protect biodiversity while minimizing any potential impacts on commercial fishing and other industries. The data layers used for the offshore component of the MPA network analysis are provided here. These layers are not presented in their original forms and were modified (e.g.

Last Updated: Jan. 17, 2022
Date Published: Mar. 12, 2021
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: PDF FGDB/GDB CSV ESRI REST
Keywords:  Oceans
Federal

The selection of an Area of Interest (AOI) marks the beginning of the Oceans Act Marine Protected Area (MPA) establishment process led by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The process includes completing detailed ecological and socioeconomic assessments, setting conservation objectives, determining boundaries and management measures, and eventually developing the regulations under section 35 of the Oceans Act. Collaboration, consultation, and engagement occurs with stakeholders and partners throughout each step of this process.

Last Updated: Jan. 17, 2022
Date Published: Feb. 22, 2016
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV ESRI REST
Keywords:  Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Marine Protected Area, Area of Interest, AOI, Marine heritage, Marine conservation areas, Aquatic ecosystems
Federal

Fisheries and Oceans Canada requires operators of active marine finfish aquaculture sites in British Columbia to monitor for benthic (seabed) impacts. The benthic monitoring program is designed to limit the location, area and intensity of impact created by fish farms to the seabed and to support sustainable aquaculture by maintaining healthy ecosystems. All operational sites must be monitored at peak production, when the greatest environmental impact is most likely to occur. If the thresholds outlined in Aquaculture Activities Regulations are exceeded, the site must be fallowed (left empty) until further monitoring shows the seabed has sufficiently recovered.

Last Updated: Jan. 12, 2022
Date Published: May 18, 2017
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV TXT
Keywords:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific region, Aquaculture, fish farming, organic waste, waste, benthic, British Columbia, BC
Federal

Current tables cover the period from 1990 to present. Data are collected by Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) regional offices under the authority of the Fisheries Act. Preliminary results for the current year will be posted once the information has been assessed for trends in the catch rates and values based on prices paid to fishers. Due to the nature of the fishing industry, data provided may be modified later, should new information be provided to DFO.

Last Updated: Jan. 7, 2022
Date Published: Feb. 19, 2021
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Statistics, Fisheries
Federal

Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO’s) Pacific Aquaculture Regulations and Conditions of Licence for aquaculture in B.C. require licence holders to take various fish escape prevention measures, including maintaining cage and nets in a manner to prevent the escape of farmed fish into the ocean as well as responding to remedy the cause of the escape as soon as possible. When there is evidence that an escape event has occurred, licence holders must report the incident to the department within 24 hours either through the Observe Record and Report Line (ORR 1-800-465-4336), or to a dedicated email mailbox, detailing the cause, time and location of the event and the species, size and number of fish involved. The licence holder must also provide fish health information about the stock, such as exposure to therapeutants.

Last Updated: Jan. 7, 2022
Date Published: Jul. 22, 2016
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV TXT
Keywords:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific region, Aquaculture, licence, fish farming, salmon farming, aquaculture escapes, British Columbia, BC
Federal

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is responsible for licensing all aquaculture facilities in British Columbia. The aquaculture licence and conditions of licence are designed to ensure the sustainable operation and development of the aquaculture industry. The following lists contain details related to currently licensed aquaculture facilities in British Columbia.

Last Updated: Jan. 7, 2022
Date Published: Mar. 24, 2017
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: XLSX CSV
Keywords:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific region, Aquaculture, fish farming, aquaculture licensing
Federal

Activities dependent on the ocean make a substantial contribution to the Canadian economy. Fisheries and naval installations provided the rationale for the first European settlement. Fish processing, shipbuilding and marine transportation followed, providing the basis for economic development and growth on all three of Canada's coasts. These ocean activities defined settlement patterns that continue to this day.

Last Updated: Jan. 6, 2022
Date Published: Mar. 21, 2021
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Statistics, Water transport industry, Gross domestic product, Employment
Federal

The Canadian fisheries statistical snapshot provides an overview of the economic contribution of the fishing-related industries in Canada: value of outputs, employment, gross domestic product. Canadian fisheries covered in these summary tables include commercial marine and freshwater fisheries as well as aquaculture. Statistics on employment in fishing-related industries are also presented.

Last Updated: Jan. 6, 2022
Date Published: Mar. 23, 2021
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Statistics, Employment, Gross domestic product
Federal

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is organized into six administrative regions (Pacific, Central and Arctic, Quebec, Gulf, Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador). The Canadian Atlantic Quota Report (CAQR) presents the summary of quotas and catches by species for five of these six regions (Atlantic-based only). The catch data is based on fishing seasons (e.g. April 1 to March 31) that do not necessarily coincide with a calendar year.

Last Updated: Jan. 6, 2022
Date Published: Apr. 3, 2017
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Statistics
Federal

Global exports of fish and seafood products by principal exporting countries from 1976 to 2018 in quantity and value terms, based on data collected by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Last Updated: Jan. 6, 2022
Date Published: Mar. 30, 2021
Organization: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Formats: CSV
Keywords:  Statistics, Exports, International trade
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