Aquaculture Production Quantities and Value

Overall production significantly increased over time since commercial aquaculture was introduced in Canada.  The number of different types of species has also expanded.  Canadian aquaculture started with trout and oysters over 30 years ago. It has expanded to include several salmon species and mussels. It is important to monitor the changes in this evolving Canadian industry as aquaculture continues to grow and expand each year.

In this section, you will find data provided by Statistics Canada on the volume and value of aquaculture production from 1986 to 2019.  Data are organized by species and province.
  • From 1986-1990, the species were divided by Finfish and Shellfish, and organized under the following categories: Atlantic, Chinook, Coho, Trout, Steelhead, Clams, Oysters, Mussels, and Scallops. From 1991 onward, salmon are grouped under a single category.
  • From 1996-2012, re-stocking was added as a separate category. Starting in 2013, sales to outfitters are no longer provided separately and are included in trout.

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