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Gathers Food from Fish or Coin from Whales.
—In-game description

Fishing Canoes are economic ships in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition - The African Royals that can be trained at the Port by African civilizations (Ethiopians and Hausa). It is identical in all but name to the Fishing Boats of other civilizations, but can defend themselves with a weak ranged attack once the River Skirmishes technology is researched.

Overview[]

Upgrades[]

Age Upgrade Cost Effect
Imperial Age
Legendary canoes.png Legendary Canoes 1,500 wood,
1,500 coin
Upgrade Fishing Canoes, Battle Canoes, and Cannon Boats to Legendary (+50% hit points and attack)

Further statistics[]

Unit strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing (ships and buildings close to shore when massed with River Skirmishes technology)
Weak vs. Everything, especially Culverins and warships
Improvements
Gathering speed Huron Fish Wedding.png Huron Fish Wedding (+20%)
Navajo Craftsmanship.png Navajo Craftsmanship (+20% from whales)
Hit points Nootka Bark Clothing.png Nootka Bark Clothing (+50%)
Apache Cactus Use.png Apache Cactus Use (+15%)
Attack River Skirmishes.png River Skirmishes (gives a ranged attack)
Sight
Speed Apache Cactus Use.png Apache Cactus Use (+15%)
Creation speed Christian Schools.png Christian Schools (-15%)
Other Sharia.png Sharia (+10% limit)
Penalties Fasting.png Fasting (-40% hit points)

Home City Cards[]

Click for a list of Home City Cards related to the Fishing Canoe
Green: TEAM Shipment that is sent to each player in a team

All[]

Card Description Age HC level
Indian Home City 4 (TEAM Medicine).png TEAM Medicine Villager train time -15%
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25
"TEAM Medicine" is available to Aztecs, Haudenosaunee, and Indians.

Africans[]

Incas[]

Card Description Age
Inca Home City 2 (TEAM Inca Bridges).png TEAM Inca Bridges Infantry and civilian units get +5% speed; +1 Chasqui
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Indians[]

Card Description Age HC level
Shivajis tactics.png TEAM Shivaji's Tactics All units get +5% hit points and attack
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25

Japanese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Japanese Home City 3 (Pioneers).png TEAM Pioneers Villagers get +35% hit points
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1
Japanese Home City 4 (Chonindo).png TEAM Chonindo Settlers, Coureurs des Bois, Settler Wagons, Villagers, Berber Nomads, Fishing Boats and Canoes, Caravels/Galleys/War Junks/Fune/Sloops, Canoes, War Canoes, Tlaloc Canoes, Chincha Rafts, and Marathan Catamarans gather 8% faster
Age I tech tree aoe3.png
40

Portuguese[]

Card Description Age HC level
Portuguese Home City 4 (Fish Market).png TEAM Fish Market Fishing Boats and Canoes, Caravels/Galleys/War Junks/Fune/Sloops, Canoes, War Canoes, Tlaloc Canoes, Chincha Rafts, and Marathan Catamarans gather 10% faster
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1

Spanish[]

Card Description Age HC level
Spanish Home City 3 (Inquisition).png TEAM Inquisition All units get +10 LOS
Age I tech tree aoe3.png
10

History[]

Teeming with aquatic life and serving as highways between regions, the rivers and coasts of Africa were ideal venues for fishing and trade. Small water crafts plied the waterways in search of food – and were always prepared to fend off predators or raiders.
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Civilian units in Age of Empires III
AOE3Icon.png Age of Empires III
General
Settler · Fishing Boat · Priest · Surgeon · Hot Air Balloon · Native Scout · Cree Coureur des Bois · Wagon (Bank · Covered · Factory · Fort · Homestead* · Livestock Pen* · Military* · Outpost · Prospector* (Silver · Gold) · Trading Post)
Flag DutchDE.png DutchEnvoy
Flag FrenchDE.png FrenchCoureur des Bois
Flag GermanDE.png GermansSettler Wagon
Flag OttomanDE.png OttomansImam
Flag SpanishDE.png SpanishMissionary
WarchiefsIcon.png The WarChiefs
General
Villager · Fishing Boat · Town Travois
Flag AztecDE.png AztecsEagle Scout* · Warrior Priest · Farm Travois · Nobles' Hut Travois · Trading Post Travois · War Hut Travois
Flag IroquoisDE.png HaudenosauneeHealer · Travois
Flag SiouxDE.png LakotaHealer · Farm Travois · Trading Post Travois · War Hut Travois
DynastiesIcon.png The Asian Dynasties
General
Villager · Fishing Boat · Rickshaw (Castle · Dock · Market · Monastery · Town · Trading Post) · Mongol Scout
Flag ChineseDE.png ChineseBlockhouse Wagon · Village Rickshaw
Flag IndianDE.png IndiansGrove Rickshaw · Sacred Field Rickshaw
Flag JapaneseDE.png JapaneseArsenal · Church · Dojo Rickshaw · Military Rickshaw · Orchard Rickshaw · Rice Paddy Rickshaw · Shrine Wagon
Age3DE Icon.png Definitive Edition
Flag IncanDE.png IncasPriestess · Chasqui · Builder Travois · Farm Travois · Native Embassy Travois · Stronghold Travois · Tambo Travois · War Hut Travois
Flag SwedishDE.png SwedesTorp Wagon
Flag American act3 aoe3de.png United StatesCoal Prospector Wagon · Meeting House Wagon
Revolution.png RevolutionDiamond Prospector Wagon
The African Royals
General
Villager · Fishing Canoe · Town Center Builder · Berber Nomad · Berber Salt Camel
Flag Ethiopian aoe3de.png EthiopiansAbun
Flag Hausa.png HausaGriot
Knights of the Mediterranean
Flag ItalianDE.png ItaliansArchitect
Flag MalteseDE.png MalteseFixed Gun Wagon
*introduced in the Definitive Edition
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