Constellations of Salmon

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Licences and Owners

Commercial licence holder
Commercial communal licence holder

Seine Areas A-B
Gillnet Areas C-E
Troll Areas F-H

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. 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.
Visualization by Andrea Robertson.