DFO Statistical Division Reports - Data sources

DMP (Dockside Monitoring Program)

Independent verification of fish landed (species, weight, condition, area of capture, etc...) by vessel at the time of off-loading.


Daily reports of fishing activity and estimates, by species and area fished, received from vessels while at sea. Other types of hails include in-season weekly reports from buyers of amounts purchased for specified fisheries.


A required record completed by fishers which provides day to day fishing activity (such as estimates by species, area fished, amount of gear used and the time the gear was fished) for each fishing trip.

Purchase Slips

Receipts issued to fish harvesters by fish buyers for each landing. These provide information such as the species type, amount of catch purchased, price per unit, place landed, etc.