2017 reporting escapes for farmed fish

Information on escapes is collected by:

There are no marine net-pens in Quebec (QC) or Prince Edward Island (PEI).

The number of escapes is based on best estimates. Exact numbers are often difficult to obtain and can sometimes only be verified when fish are harvested.

The average size of fish is based on codes of containment and is a more accurate measurement than life stage.

The result refers to using recapture methods as detailed in the relevant code of containment and summarizes the results of the recapture attempt.

Date of escape information has been collected since 2011 in BC and since 2013 in the Atlantic provinces.

2017 reporting escapes for farmed fish
Species Number Average size of fish Location Result Cause of escape Date of escape
Atlantic salmon 2 127 g Glacier Falls, BC No data Equipment failure March 30, 2017
Atlantic salmon 1 3 kg Sheep Pass, BC No data Handling error May 10, 2017
Atlantic salmon 1 5.6 kg Duncan Island, BC No data Handling error June 7, 2017
Atlantic salmon 5 1,149 g Venture Point, BC No data Equipment failure September 15, 2017
Atlantic salmon 44 (calculated after harvest) No data Site #1345, NS No data February 13 to 14 storm February 13 to 14, 2017
Rainbow trout Expected to be less than 600 No data Site #0600, NS No data No data August 16, 2017
Atlantic salmon No evidence of escape No data Site #1354, NS No data Net damage caused by seal attack December 21, 2017