A Century of Salmon

This graph shows the ebb and flow of more than a century of salmon landings off the coast of British Columbia. Each band represents the weight of fish harvested coastwide, combining all fishing areas and gear types. Hover over the graph to view specific annual values.

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.