Constellations of Groundfish

Licences and Owners

Groundfish Trawl
Halibut
Rockfish
Sablefish
Schedule II

Licence owner
Vessel

This chart shows the clusters of ownership in British Columbia’s commercial integrated groundfish fisheries.

Each dot represents a licence, licence owner, or a vessel. 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 the groundfish fisheries.

This chart is interactive!

Hover your mouse over dots for more details about licences and owners. Drag and drop to (try to) detangle the links!

Data Source: DFO Licensed Fishing Vessel Directory - Pacific Region, collected March 16, 2014.
Visualization by Andrea Robertson.