Bonavista Small-scale Fishery, Canada

At a Glance

SSF type(s) Recreational, Subsistence
Ecosystem type(s) Marine
Ecosystem detailed type(s) Coastal
Term(s) used to refer to SSF Coastal, Inshore, Small-scale
Main gear type(s) Hooks and lines, Traps
Main SSF vessel type(s) Dory, Wooden
Time period of data 2012 - 2015
Total number of SS fishers 250


SSF Definition

No definition provided.

Distribution Channels

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Key Species & Landings


1,000 t


10,000 t

Major Issues

Ecosystem health

Climate/environmental changes

Key Rules & Regulations

  • License/permit
  • Catch limit
  • Seasonal closure

Household Income from SSF: 20%

Non-fishing Livelihood Activities

Small own-business
Tourism-related activities


  • Top-down/hierarchical governance


Staff (ISSF Staff)

Date created:

Oct. 2, 2020

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