BC Stats - British Columbia's Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector

The 2012 report presents estimates of GDP, revenue, employment and earnings in the province's fisheries and aquaculture sector for the period from 1990 to 2011. It also includes information on international trade in fish and seafood products, as well as counts of the number of locations of fishing-related establishments in the province. Also included are multipliers that show the extent to which activities in this sector affect, and are affected by, other industries.

Highlights include:  As of 2011, the BC sport fishery in produced nearly half (49%) of the GDP produced by all BC commercial fisheries, fish processing and aquaculture sectors. The sport fishery produced 8,400 person-years of employment (fully 60% of ALL the jobs created in all the fisheries sectors in the province) and $936 million in annual revenues (fully 43% of all fisheries revenues in the province). It is important to remember that our industry produces these sorts of returns