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Fishing Bounty


Under the authority of An Act to encourage the development of the Sea Fisheries and the building of Fishing Vessels," the sum of $160,000 is appropriated annually by the Department of Marine and Fisheries and paid to fishermen of the eastern Maritime Provinces. The bounty is distributed under regulations made from time to time by the Governor in Council.


For the year 1921, payment was made on the following basis:

To owners of vessels entitled to receive bounty, $1 per registered ton; payment to the owner of any one vessel not to exceed $80.

To vessel fishermen entitled to receive bounty, $7 each.

To owners of boats measuring not less than 13 feet keel, $1 per boat. To boat fishermen entitled to receive bounty, $5.30 each.

There were 11,674 bounty claims received and 11,654 paid. In the preceding year, 9,671 were received and 9,664 paid.

The total amount paid was $159,449.80, allocated as follows:—To 586 vessels and their crews, $46,147.30. To 11,068 boats and their crews, $113,302.50.

Part III, Table 2, shows in detail the payment of the bounty by counties for the year 1921.


Imports and Exports


The value of fish and fish products imported into Canada during the fiscal year ended 31st March, 1922, was $3,169,613, and of fish and fish products exported $29,578,392. This is a decrease in the value of the imports of 81,122,842 from the previous year, and a decrease in the value of the exports of $4,036,727. (See Part III Table 3) for imports and exports by kinds of fish and by countries.



Historical Review


The three tables following will afford a review of the fishing industry of Canada for the past several years. In the case of production, returns are given by provinces year by year back to 1870. In the case of the number and value of vessels, boats, etc., the review extends to 1880, and in the case of the number of employees to 1895.

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