Title and statement of responsibility area
Canadian Fishing Company fonds
General material designation
- Multiple media
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
- Canadian Fishing Company
Physical description area
ca. 4 m of textual records and other materials
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
The Canadian Fishing Company was established in 1905 in Vancouver to supply halibut to the New England Fish Company and other distributing companies. Canfisco began to can salmon in 1918 and this operation soon became its primary activity. In 1945 the Company became a major producer in the herring and pilchard industry through its acquisition of the Nootka-Banfield Company and its associated operations.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of plant insurance appraisals for canneries owned by the Canadian Fishing Company, including: Todd and Sons Company, Banfield Packing Company, Doty Fishing Company, New England Fish Company, Nootka Packing Company and Johnson Fishing and Packing Company. The fonds also contains maps and architectural/engineering plans from the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston B.C., which was owned by the Canadian Fishing Company. Fonds also contains administrative files from the Canadian Fishing Company's other numerous facilities.
Immediate source of acquisition
Materials within the fonds are arranged in original order. Most of the series were previously made/named by CANFISCO, or reflect the contents within the series.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Inventory available. PDF finding aid for the Maps and Drawings series also available.
Some materials originally listed in the Gulf of Georgia Canning Company fonds AtoM record: reference code RBSC-ARC-1223, were physically part of the Canadian Fishing Company fonds. The digital descriptions associated with those materials are now amalgamated into the Canadian Fishing Company fonds.
Includes RBSC-ARC-1098-PH-01 to RBSC-ARC-1098-PH-36.
Includes 3.62 m of textual records (186 folders of textual records), ca. 210 oversized maps and technical drawings, 24 photographs : b&w, 12 negatives : b&w
Standard number area
Place access points
Genre access points
Description record identifier
Rules or conventions
Level of detail
Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Finding aid created by Eric Walerko, 2015.
Finding aid updated by Gillian Dunks in July 2017.