2010 reporting escapes for farmed fish
Information on escapes is collected by:
- provinces in:
- Nova Scotia (NS)
- New Brunswick (NB)
- Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada under the Pacific Aquaculture Regulations in British Columbia (BC)
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.
|Species||Number||Average size of fish||Location||Result||Cause of escape||Date of escape|
|Atlantic salmon||13,000||2 kg||Western Passage,
|No recapture attempt||Seal breached net. Predator net removed for sea lice treatment||No data|
|Atlantic salmon||33,000||1 kg||Grand Manan,
|No recapture attempt||Herring weir stake breached net||No data|
|Atlantic salmon||138,000||151 g||Grand Manan,
|No recapture attempt||Net failure, manufacturing flaw and weather||No data|
|Arctic char||15,000||567 g||Lee Cove, Bay d’Espoir,
|Recreational fishery used for recapture||Suspected vandalism and ice damage||No data|
|Arctic char||55,000||60 g||Lee Cove, Bay d’Espoir,
|Nets deployed but limited by ice||Suspected vandalism and ice damage||No data|
|Atlantic salmon||100 to 200||4 to 6 kg||Spoon Cove, Fortune Bay,
|None||Harvesting spill||No data|
|Steelhead trout||11,643||568 g||Hardy Cove, Bay d’Espoir,
|Storm timelines made recapture non-productive||Hurricane Igor storm damage||No data|
|Steelhead trout||20,800||8.5 g||Conne River Wharf to Arran Cove, Bay d’Espoir,
|None||Net caught on wharf caused undetected tear/hole during towing||No data|
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