A Century of Salmon

This graph shows more than a century of salmon landings off the coast of British Columbia, measured in thousands of tonnes. These values are coastwide totals, combining all fishing areas and gear types.

For 1910-1950, the gray area indicates total salmon harvests, as species breakdowns are not available prior to 1951.

 

Data Sources:

Pre-1951 from Statistics Canada Series N12-24: Quantities of fish landed, by region and major species, 1869-1975.
1951 and after from DFO Pacific Region Commercial Statistics, 1951-2012

Visualization by Andrea Robertson.