Constellations of Herring

Licences and Owners

Commercial licence holder
Commercial communal licence holder

Roe Herring by Gillnet
Roe Herring by Seine
Herring Spawn on Kelp

This chart shows the clusters of ownership in British Columbia’s commercial herring fisheries. Each dot represents a licence or a licence owner. Lines between dots indicate ownership, linking owners with their licences. Due to the nature of licensing in this fishery, this diagram does not include any vessel data.

The various clusters illustrate the extent of corporate control in the herring fisheries.

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Change dot colours using the buttons at left. Hover your mouse over dots for more details about licences and owners!

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