2016 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.

2016 reporting escapes for farmed fish
Species Number Average size of fish Location Result Cause of escape Date of escape
Atlantic salmon 1 (confirmed) 7 kg Doyle Island, BC No recapture Hole in net caused by equipment February 14, 2016
Atlantic salmon 1 (confirmed) 7 kg Doyle Island, BC No recapture Hole in net caused by equipment February 15, 2016
Atlantic salmon 20 4.6 kg Atrevida Point, BC No recapture Equipment failure during harvest or transfer April 3, 2016
Rainbow trout Unknown (suspected breach)  No data Shelburne Harbour, NS No data Unknown (trout found outside cage in Shelburne Harbour) April 2016
Atlantic salmon No change in biomass reported  No data Brier Island, NS No data Tear in net August 2016