Aquaculture Production and Value

This section provides annual statistics on the volume and value of aquaculture production in Canada. The data are organized by species and province.

Canadian Aquaculture Production, 2015 table note 1 (tonnes)
  NL PEI NS NB Que ON MB SK AB BC Canada table note 2
Finfish table note 3
Salmon .. .. 5,609 23,391 0 0 x x x 92,926 121,926
Trout .. .. 114 .. 953 4,510 x x x 0 7,062
Steelhead .. .. 0 0 0 0 x x x 718 718
Other .. .. 335 0 11 380 x x x 206 1,177
Total Finfish 19,684 464 6,058 23,391 964 4,890 x x x 93,850 151,031
Shellfish
Clams 0 810 332 0 0 0 x x x 1,260 2,402
Oysters 0 3,422 172 937 35 0 x x x 6,587 11,153
Mussels 3,130 17,944 605 0 378 0 x x x 668 22,725
Scallops 0 0 .. 3 8 0 x x x 20 31
Other 0 0 0 0 32 0 x x x 0 32
Total Shellfish 3,130 22,176 1,109 940 453 0 x x x 8,535 36,343
Total Aquaculture 22,814 22,640 7,167 24,331 1,417 4,890 x x x 102,385 187,374

Canadian Aquaculture Value, 2015table note 4 ($000)
  NL PEI NS NB Que ON MB SK AB BC Canada table note 5
Finfish
Salmon .. .. x x 0 0 x x x 470,098 668,655
Trout .. .. x .. 7,957 23,200 x x x 0 40,264
Steelhead .. .. 0 0 0 0 x x x 2,495 2,495
Other .. .. 8,349 0 213 2,200 x x x 1,862 14,406
Total Finfish 148,536 x 53,580 x 8,170 25,400 x x x 474,455 877,856
Shellfish
Clams 0 2,148 477 0 0 0 x x x 6,535 9,160
Oysters 0 12,828 1,186 7,423 685 0 x x x 14,425 36,547
Mussels 12,847 25,714 732 3 707 0 x x x 3,339 43,342
Scallops 0 0 .. x 74 0 x x x x 314
Other 0 0 0 0 223 0 x x x 0 223
Total Shellfish 12,847 40,690 2,395 x 1,689 0 x x x x 89,586
Total Aquaculture 161,383 x 55,975 162,580 9,859 25,400 x x x x 967,441

Table Notes

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Table note 1

The production of aquaculture includes the amount produced on sites and excludes hatcheries or processing. Shellfish also includes some wild production. The data are collected from each of the provincial departments responsible for aquaculture.

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Table note 2

Provinces with data not available are not included in the Canada totals.

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Table note 3

Excludes other finfish for all provinces until 2005. Excludes other finfish for all provinces except Quebec beginning in 2006.

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Table note 4

The value of aquaculture includes the value produced on sites and excludes hatcheries or processing. Shellfish also includes some wild production. The data are collected from each of the provincial department responsible for aquaculture.

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Table note 5

Provinces with data not available are not included in the Canada totals.

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Source: Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 23-222-X

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