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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, 2019 table note 1 (tonnes)
  NL PEI NS NB Que ON MB SK AB BC Canada table note 2
Finfish table note 3
Salmon .. .. 7,361 22,397 0 0 x x x 88,874 118,632
Trout .. .. 840 0 435 5,574 x x x 900 8,784
Steelhead .. .. 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0
Other .. .. 0 0 633 313 x x x 821 1,894
Total Finfish 14,167 492 8,202 22,397 1,067 5,887 x x x 90,595 143,969
Shellfish
Clams 0 567 211 0 0 0 x x x 1,114 1,892
Oysters 0 4,886 236 1,898 118 0 x x x 7,783 14,921
Mussels 3,488 20,298 1,329 0 258 0 x x x 727 26,101
Scallops 0 0 5 0 1 0 x x x 76 82
Other 0 0 160 0 32 14 x x x 0 206
Total Shellfish 3,488 25,751 1,942 1,898 409 14 x x x 9,700 43,202
Total Aquaculture 17,655 26,243 10,143 24,295 1,476 5,901 x x x 100,295 187,172

Canadian Aquaculture Value, 2019table note 4 ($000)
  NL PEI NS NB Que ON MB SK AB BC Canada table note 5
Finfish
Salmon .. .. 63,166 188,367 0 0 x x x 662,749 914,282
Trout .. .. 6,454 0 2,635 36,161 x x x 6,966 58,043
Steelhead .. .. 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0
Other .. .. 0 0 6,520 1,919 x x x 11,946 21,348
Total Finfish 118,015 4,100 69,620 188,367 9,155 38,080 x x x 681,661 1,115,787
Shellfish
Clams 0 1,742 390 0 0 0 x x x 6,972 9,104
Oysters 0 17,233 2,758 17,131 2,104 0 x x x 15,246 54,472
Mussels 5,000 31,324 2,108 0 602 0 x x x 4,153 43,187
Scallops 0 0 66 0 16 0 x x x 629 710
Other 0 0 7,186 0 216 720 x x x 0 8,142
Total Shellfish 5,000 50,299 12,508 17,131 2,937 720 x x x 27,000 115,616
Total Aquaculture 123,015 54,399 82,128 205,498 12,093 38,800 x x x 708,662 1,231,403

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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 December 20, 2021. https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=3210010701

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