Value of Outputs

In Canada, the fishing industry is comprised of three main economic activities: commercial fishing (harvesting), aquaculture (fish farming), and fish processing. In 2016, commercial landings yielded 878,547 t valued at $3.4 billion. Aquaculture production was 200,565 t, valued at $1.3 billion. During the same period, fish processing generated $6.0 billion*, mainly from sales.

Commercial seafish landings were valued at $3.3 billion in 2016, an increase of 3% from 2015. Growth in commercial seafish landings in 2016 were mainly due to price increases in lobster and snow crab from the Atlantic coast. The volume of seafish landings increased to 848,165 t over the same year. Fish landings from freshwater fisheries increased 6% to $74 million in 2016, while aquaculture production rose to $1.3 billion.

* Statistics Canada. Table 301-0008 - Principal statistics for manufacturing industries, by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), annual, CANSIM (database).

Commercial Landings and Production by fishing activity, Canada, 2012-2016
  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
  metric tonnes millions of dollars
Marine fisheries 803,441 838,482 849,597 837,746 848,165 2,121 2,252 2,778 3,196 3,301
Freshwater fisheries 29,326 28,391 27,170 27,965 30,382 67 61 63 64 74
Aquaculture Productiontable note 1 183,912 169,987 133,583 187,374 200,565 872 964 733 967 1,347

Table Notes

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Statistics Canada. Table 32-10-0107-01 Aquaculture, production and value

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