ISSF: Small-scale Fishery Profile - Bonavista Small-scale Fishery, Canada

SSF Profile

Bonavista Small-scale Fishery, Canada | 2012 - 2015
Fishery name Bonavista Small-scale Fishery, Canada
SSF Defined? No
SSF Definition (if applicable)
Data time frame 2012 - 2015
Contributor Staff (ISSF Staff)
Contribution date 10/02/2020
Geographic Scope
Local Bonavista Rural, developed Canada
Main Characteristics
Name Value Units
SSF type(s): Recreational
Ecosystem type(s): Marine
Ecosystem detailed type(s): Coastal
Term(s) used to refer to SSF: Coastal
Main gear type(s): Hooks and lines
Main SSF vessel type(s): Dory - 100 Vessels
Wooden - 100 Vessels
Average length of SSF vessel: 5 Metres
Typical engine size (HP): 10 Horsepower
Typical number of crew: 2 Crew members
Number of day fishing per year: 45 Days per year fishing
Total number of SS fishers: 250 Fishers
Percent of SS fishers full-time: 10 Percent
Percent of SS fishers women: 2 Percent
Total number of households in the location: 500 Households
Percent of households participating in SSF: 50 Percent
Percent of household income from SSF (harvest and post-harvest: 20 Percent
Post-harvest activity(ies) in the location: Processing (cooking, drying, salting, smoking, etc.)
Percent of women in post-harvest: 50 Percent
Percent of children in post-harvest: 10 Percent
Percent of total income or GDP in the location coming from SSF: 5 Percent
Other non-fishing livelihood activities SS fishing people participate in: Small own-business - 20 Percent of women involved (%):
Tourism-related activities - 50 Percent of women involved (%):
SSF market and distribution channel(s): Retained for household consumption and given to family/friends - 75 Percent
Sold in local markets - 25 Percent
Number of years SSF have existed in the location: More than 100 years
How are SS fishers regarded by other members of society? Moderately (fishers are somewhat recognized for their contributions to the society)
Is fishing considered (by SS fishers) an occupation of last resort? No
Governance mode(s) in SSF: Top-down/hierarchical governance
Property rights held by SS fishers: None
Access held by SS fishers: Not secured
Key rules, regulations, instruments and measures used to manage SSF: License/permit
Catch limit
Seasonal closure
Major concerns/issues affecting SSF (which make them vulnerable or threaten their viability: Ecosystem health (resource/environmental degradation, bycatch, destructive fishing practices, etc.)
Climate/environmental changes

Common species name: Mackerel     Landings (t): 1000
Common species name: Cod     Landings (t): 10000
Bonavista SSF Association Type: Union/association Scope: Local
External links
93% Completed
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