2011 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.

2011 reporting escapes for farmed fish
Species Number Average size of fish Location Result Cause of escape Date of escape
Atlantic salmon Potential breach; no change in biomass observed* 1 kg Grand Manan,
NB
No recapture attempt 1 metre hole in containment net after storm event No data
Atlantic salmon Potential breach; no change in biomass observed* 2 kg Maces Bay,
NB
No recapture attempt Hole in containment net after storm event No data
Steelhead trout 12,382 2.1 kg Hardy Cove, Bay d’Espoir,
NL
Storm timelines made recapture non-productive Submerged harvest cage collar during storm No data
Atlantic salmon 125 No data Pacific Fishery Management Area 25,
BC
No recapture attempt A small number of Atlantic salmon smolts escaped during a transfer from their hatchery site to a transfer vessel March 9,
2011

*Companies have indicated that feed responses pre- and post-incident were not materially different, leading them to believe that the losses were not significant.