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, 2018 table note 1 (tonnes)
  NL PEI NS NB Que ON MB SK AB BC Canada table note 2
Finfish table note 3
Salmon .. .. 7,885 28,289 0 0 x x x 87,010 123,184
Trout .. .. 343 0 994 5,416 x x x 1,190 9,323
Steelhead .. .. 0 0 0 0 x x x 65 65
Other .. .. 10 0 0 371 x x x 569 1,280
Total Finfish 15,107 459 8,238 28,289 994 5,787 x x x 88,834 149,418
Shellfish
Clams 0 193 329 0 .. 0 x x x 1,159 1,681
Oysters 0 3,987 219 3,230 .. 0 x x x 7,178 14,614
Mussels 2,871 20,307 1,218 0 .. 0 x x x 522 24,918
Scallops 0 0 5 0 .. 0 x x x 89 94
Other 0 0 109 0 .. 0 x x x 1 110
Total Shellfish 2,871 24,487 1,880 3,230 423 0 x x x 8,949 41,841
Total Aquaculture 17,978 24,947 10,118 31,519 1,417 5,787 x x x 97,783 191,259

Canadian Aquaculture Value, 2018table note 4 ($000)
  NL PEI NS NB Que ON MB SK AB BC Canada table note 5
Finfish
Salmon .. .. 71,581 270,536 0 0 x x x 772,046 1,114,163
Trout .. .. 2,393 0 8,397 29,000 x x x 10,240 56,820
Steelhead .. .. 0 0 0 0 x x x 542 542
Other .. .. 237 0 32 3,400 x x x 8,487 14,508
Total Finfish 134,815 4,100 74,211 270,536 8,429 32,400 x x x 791,315 1,324,948
Shellfish
Clams 0 451 504 0 0 0 x x x 6,711 7,666
Oysters 0 14,034 2,478 17,820 2,644 0 x x x 13,119 50,095
Mussels 4,115 29,100 5,079 0 614 0 x x x 2,651 41,559
Scallops 0 0 67 0 0 0 x x x 445 512
Other 0 0 6,269 0 163 0 x x x 40 6,472
Total Shellfish 4,115 43,585 14,397 17,820 3,421 0 x x x 22,966 106,304
Total Aquaculture 138,930 47,685 88,608 288,356 11,850 32,400 x x x 814,281 1,431,252

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. Table 32-10-0107-01 Aquaculture, production and value. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=3210010701

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