Table 3. Overlap of preferred protection areas and commercial fisheries for which spatial catch data are available.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada fishing data layer Gitga’at area commercial catches within preferred protection areas Huu-ay-aht area commercial catches within preferred protection areas
Fishery Grid size Years lbs/yr % of catches within the territory lbs/yr % of catches within the territory
Crabs 4 km 2000–2004 1744.9 7.8% 1298.8 11.9%
Geoduck 10 km 2002–2004 29 015.7 10.2% 856.9 17.0%
Groundfish trawl 4 km 1996–2004 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0%
Prawn 4 km 2001–2004 3586.5 7.5% 8236.9 22.4%
Red urchins 10 km 1997–2003 486 425.5 14.9% 2378.5 14.0%
Sablefish trap 4 km 1996–2004 334.1 15.4% 0.0 0.0%
Sablefish longline 4 km 1996–2004 0.0 0.0% 0.0 0.0%
Schedule 2 (hook and line) 4 km 1996–2004 239.9 1.5% 0.0 0.0%
Sea cucumber 10 km 1997–2004 49 343.1 10.0% N/A N/A
Shrimp trawl 4 km 1996–2004 0.0 0.0% 5472.6 0.1%
ZN (hook and line) 4 km 1993–2004 4877.1 7.1% 185.3 5.2%
Total 575 566.8 7.4% 18 429.0 7.1%