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We are working on obtaining images of all the aquaculture-related species. This is a work in progress. Images will be added as they become available. Thank you for your patience.

These photos are available for non-commercial use. Please see the copyright notice  for more details, with a credit to Fisheries and Oceans Canada (unless otherwise credited). Some of these images have been generously provided by the BC Salmon Farmers Association, the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture and Cooke Aquaculture. DFO thanks these organizations for the permission to use them in our Photo Gallery.

At the Hatchery | On the Farm | Harvesting and Processing | Faces of the Industry | Species for Aquaculture Production | Food Preparation Ideas

At the Hatchery

DFO-MPOFreshwater hatchery operation

DFO-MPOEvaluating broodstock at the hatchery

DFO-MPOEgg picking

DFO-MPOHatchery egg-room

DFO-MPOSalmon fry in trays

DFO-MPO Salmon fry in trays (close-up)

DFO-MPOGeneral maintenance at the hatchery

DFO-MPOHatchery Operation - Juvenile trout are reared in freshwater "raceways" before being transferred to net cages in the lake.

DFO-MPOJuvenile Atlantic salmon or "smolt"

 
   

On the Farm

Mussel LineMussel Line

Taking water samplesTaking water samples to look at the organic content of the water column around IMTA salmon sites

Hand harvesting an early crop of kelpHand harvesting an early crop of kelp from the IMTA site in the Bay of Fundy

Divers are used to take mussel samplesDivers are used to take mussel samples from IMTA site every month of the year

Experimental spat collector for juvenile mussels at IMTA siteExperimental spat collector for juvenile mussels at IMTA site

Juvenile mussels attached to a salmon net being changed.Juvenile mussels attached to a salmon net being changed. These are easily gathered by hand and put into IMTA culture.

IMTA mussels harvested from mussel rafts after an initial cleaningIMTA mussels harvested from mussel rafts after an initial cleaning

Plate of freshly cooked mussels harvested from IMTA sitePlate of freshly cooked mussels harvested from IMTA site

Experimental kelp raft growing Saccharina latissimaExperimental kelp raft growing Saccharina latissima

Harvesting salmon from an IMTA siteHarvesting salmon from an IMTA site

Mesh socking used to hold small juvenile mussels.Mesh socking used to hold small juvenile mussels. The white cotton strands will disintegrate after a few weeks in the water

Sampling mussels for growth and survival at IMTA siteSampling mussels for growth and survival at IMTA site

Commercial salmon farm on an IMTA siteCommercial salmon farm on an IMTA site

Experimental mussel sock with protective cage to stop eider duck predationExperimental mussel sock with protective cage to stop eider duck predation

Mussel socks hanging from raft on IMTA siteMussel socks hanging from raft on IMTA site

Salmon cages and mussel rafts side-by-sideAn IMTA site - salmon cages and mussel rafts side-by-side - with the CCG vessel Pandalus III in the background. The Pandalus provides regular support for DFO's IMTA scientific research and is a common site in the Bay of Fundy.

Close-up of salmon farm site in B.C.Close-up of salmon farm site in B.C.

DFO-MPOClose-up of a net-pen in B.C.

DFO-MPOAerial view of salmon farm (courtesy of the BC Salmon Farmers Association)

DFO-MPO Salmon farm site in N.B.

DFO-MPOClose-up of a farm site in N.B.

DFO-MPORainbow trout cage site (freshwater)

DFO-MPOSuspended "bag" system for finfish - a closed containment option being studied by Future Sea

DFO-MPOMussel long-lines

DFO-MPOLong-lines for suspended mussel culture

DFO-MPO Suspended shellfish culture

DFO-MPOMussel line

DFO-MPOJuvenile mussels in sock

DFO-MPOPEI mussel buoys

DFO-MPOCommercial fisheries and aquaculture working side-by-side

DFO-MPOClose-up of a predator net (bird netting)

DFO-MPOPredator fence - protective barrier against seals and sea lions

DFO-MPONet-cage maintenance

DFO-MPOOn-site emergency drill; being prepared to respond quickly to minimize the escape of farmed finfish due to a tear in the net

DFO-MPODiver preparing for net-cage maintenance

Feed pellets Feed pellets

DFO-MPOAutomatic feed spreader

DFO-MPOAutomatic feeder

DFO-MPOSide-view of a worker using the feed monitor

DFO-MPOFoot sanitation baths are used before anyone enters the fish farm to reduce the risk of disease

DFO-MPOMonitoring fish health on-site

DFO-MPOUsing underwater cameras, a feed monitor is used to ensure the fish are being fed enough and to reduce waste.

DFO-MPOVaccinating fish to reduce the risk of disease

DFO-MPOMonitoring fish health (measuring water quality)

DFO-MPOFish health analysis (gram staining)

DFO-MPOMonitoring Fish Health

DFO-MPOMonitoring fish health

Filtration system.The water in tanks is completely filtered every 40 minutes through this filtration system.

CatwalkThis catwalk provides workers easy access to the larger tanks to carry out cleaning operations.

A bird's eye view of the 10 tanks at Nova Scotia Arctic Charr.A bird's eye view of the 10 tanks at Nova Scotia Arctic Charr.

Mussel sockMussel sock

Mussel FarmMussel Farm

Harvesting and Processing

DFO-MPOHarvesting fish from net-pen

DFO-MPOHarvesting salmon from net cages (courtesy: BC Salmon Farmers Association)

DFO-MPOHarvesting fish using a brailer

DFO-MPOHarvesting mussels

DFO-MPOMussel aquaculture - harvesting fresh seafood every month of the year

DFO-MPOHarvesting mussels

DFO-MPOHarvesting kelp from polyculture pilot project in Bay of Fundy, NB

DFO-MPOHarvesting kelp from polyculture pilot project in Bay of Fundy, NB

DFO-MPOProcessing fish

DFO-MPOProcessing mussels for market

DFO-MPOProcessing Atlantic salmon for market

DFO-MPOProcessing fresh salmon fillets

Harvesting market-ready blue musselsHarvesting market-ready blue mussels

 
   

Faces of the Industry

DFO-MPOFace of the Industry - many challenging career choices

DFO-MPOFace of the Industry - economic development in Aboriginal communities

DFO-MPOFace of the Industry - Veterinarian monitoring fish health

DFO-MPOFace of the Industry - The majority of people working in the aquaculture industry live in rural, coastal and First Nations communities.

DFO-MPOFace of the Industry - The majority of people working in the aquaculture industry are under the age of 40.

DFO-MPO Processing Line: Kitasoo Seafood employees

DFO-MPOAquaculture - A professional career choice

DFO-MPOFace of the Industry - Using science, technology and innovation to improve the aquaculture industry

   

Species for Aquaculture Production

Blue Mussels - Courtesy of Sean MacneillBlue Mussel - Courtesy of Sean Macneill

DFO-MPOScallop

DFO-MPOSturgeon

DFO-MPOGeoduck (pronounced gooey-duck)

DFO-MPORainbow trout

DFO-MPOSea scallop

DFO-MPOManila clam

DFO-MPOOyster

DFO-MPOEastern (American) oyster

DFO-MPOAtlantic cod

DFO-MPOOyster on the half-shell

DFO-MPOArctic char

Atlantic Halibut - Photo courtesy of the National Research CouncilAtlantic halibut

DFO-MPOClams

DFO-MPOSea urchin

DFO-MPOClose-up of kelp

DFO-MPOAbalone

 
   

Food Preparation Ideas

DFO-MPOSmoked salmon

DFO-MPOMussels

DFO-MPOSalmon

DFO-MPOOysters

DFO-MPOAtlantic salmon - variety of serving choices

DFO-MPOSeafood chowder

DFO-MPOSalmon fillet

DFO-MPOMussels