2010 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.

2010 reporting escapes for farmed fish
Species Number Average size of fish Location Result Cause of escape Date of escape
Atlantic salmon 13,000 2 kg Western Passage,
NB
No recapture attempt Seal breached net. Predator net removed for sea lice treatment No data
Atlantic salmon 33,000 1 kg Grand Manan,
NB
No recapture attempt Herring weir stake breached net No data
Atlantic salmon 138,000 151 g Grand Manan,
NB
No recapture attempt Net failure, manufacturing flaw and weather No data
Arctic char 15,000 567 g Lee Cove, Bay d’Espoir,
NL
Recreational fishery used for recapture Suspected vandalism and ice damage No data
Arctic char 55,000 60 g Lee Cove, Bay d’Espoir,
NL
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,
NL
None Harvesting spill No data
Steelhead trout 11,643 568 g Hardy Cove, Bay d’Espoir,
NL
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,
NL
None Net caught on wharf caused undetected tear/hole during towing No data