Constellations of Salmon

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This chart shows the ownership and connections between commercial salmon fishing licences in British Columbia. Each dot represents a licence, licence owner, or a vessel. Dots are sized according to the licence type’s typical profitability; larger dots represent licences in more profitable fisheries. Lines between dots indicate business relationships. Links between vessels and licences show which licences the vessels are using to fish, through ownership or leasing. Links between licences and licence owners indicate who owns the licence in question.

The various clusters illustrate the extent of corporate control in BC’s commercial salmon fisheries.

Data Source

DFO Licensed Fishing Vessel Directory – Pacific Region, collected July 9, 2013.