Fishing industry in Canada


Fishing industry in Canada

Canada has one of the world's most valuable commercial fishing industries, worth more than CDN $5 billion a year and providing more than 130,000 jobs to Canadians. It is the economic mainstay of approximately 1,500 communities in rural and coastal Canada.

Lake Winnipeg

The Manitoba commercial fishing industry comprises over 3,600 fishers who produce 25 percent of Canada's freshwater catch. Lake Winnipeg is the biggest contributor of commercially landed fish species. Of the 13 fish species commercially harvested, pickerel (walleye), Sauger, lake whitefish, northern pike, yellow perch and lake trout are the most highly valued species. Others include white sucker, tullibee, carp, burbot, lake sturgeon, Goldeye and white bass.

References

* [http://atn-riae.agr.ca/seafood/industry-e.htm Agriculture and Agri-foodCanada] : Canada's Fish and Seafood Industry


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Fishing industry — Modern Spanish tuna purse seiner in the Seychelles Islands The fishing industry includes any industry or activity concerned with taking, culturing, processing, preserving, storing, transporting, marketing or selling fish or fish products. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • Fishing industry in Scotland — found fishing to be of much greater social, economic and cultural importance to Scotland than to the rest of the UK. Scotland has just under 8.6% of the UK population but lands at its ports over 60% of the total UK catch of fishref|Royal.Many of… …   Wikipedia

  • Fishing industry in New Zealand — Sea floor map around New Zealand. As with other countries, New Zealand’s 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone gives its fishing industry special fishing rights.[1] It covers 4.1 million square kilometres. This is the sixth largest zone in… …   Wikipedia

  • History of the petroleum industry in Canada (frontier exploration and development) — discoveries took place near population centres or along lines of penetration into the frontier. The first oil play, for example, was in southern Ontario. The first western natural gas discovery occurred on a Canadian Pacific Railway right of way …   Wikipedia

  • cañada — /keuhn yah deuh, yad euh/, n. Chiefly Western U.S. 1. a dry riverbed. 2. a small, deep canyon. [1840 50; < Sp, equiv. to cañ(a) CANE + ada n. suffix] * * * Canada Introduction Canada Background: A land of vast distances and rich natural resources …   Universalium

  • Canada — /kan euh deuh/, n. a nation in N North America: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 29,123,194; 3,690,410 sq. mi. (9,558,160 sq. km). Cap.: Ottawa. * * * Canada Introduction Canada Background: A land of vast distances and rich natural… …   Universalium

  • Canada — This article is about the country. For other uses, see Canada (disambiguation). Canada …   Wikipedia

  • Canada in the World Wars and Interwar Years — World War I On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria Hungary was assassinated, setting off a chain of events leading to World War I. By August 4, Britain had declared war on Germany and, as part of the Empire, Canada automatically… …   Wikipedia

  • Canada and weapons of mass destruction — Weapons of mass destruction …   Wikipedia

  • CANADA: Despair and Suicide at Davis Inlet: When Ancient Folkways Collide with the 20th Century — ▪ 1994       The Canadian public was jolted into the reality of a festering social problem in January 1993 by the televised videotape of six 12 to 14 year old Innu children at Davis Inlet attempting suicide by inhaling gasoline fumes from plastic …   Universalium


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.