Commercial fisheries play a vital role in Canada's economy, particularly for coastal regions. The Fisheries and Oceans Canada Maritimes Region fishery accounted for 39% of the total Canadian landed value in 2012 (or $757 million).
Fisheries and Oceans Canada works to protect and conserve resources in support of a stable and sustainable fishing industry. The Department manages and regulates commercial fisheries in accordance with the roles and responsibilities defined in the Fisheries Act.
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