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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, 2020 table note 1 (tonnes)
  NL PEI NS NB Que ON MB SK AB BC Canada table note 2
Finfish table note 3
Salmon .. .. 9,719 18,900 0 0 x x x 91,808 120,427
Trout .. .. 1,991 0 359 5,583 x x x 1,164 10,511
Steelhead .. .. 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0
Other .. .. 0 0 330 330 x x x 642 1,409
Total Finfish 7,802 627 11,710 18,900 689 5,913 x x x 93,613 140,775
Shellfish
Clams 0 1,193 33 0 0 0 x x x 849 2,076
Oysters 0 3,453 74 1,844 123 0 x x x 5,149 10,643
Mussels 2,818 12,756 732 0 130 0 x x x 550 16,985
Scallops 0 0 4 0 1 0 x x x 118 123
Other 0 0 166 0 38 0 x x x 0 204
Total Shellfish 2,818 17,402 1,009 1,844 291 0 x x x 6,666 30,029
Total Aquaculture 10,620 18,029 12,719 20,744 980 5,913 x x x 100,279 170,805

Canadian Aquaculture Value, 2020table note 4 ($000)
  NL PEI NS NB Que ON MB SK AB BC Canada table note 5
Finfish
Salmon .. .. 68,764 125,159 0 0 x x x 628,210 822,133
Trout .. .. 10,935 0 2,168 31,200 x x x 7,989 60,225
Steelhead .. .. 0 0 0 0 x x x 0 0
Other .. .. 0 0 3,678 2,600 x x x 9,508 16,501
Total Finfish 51,665 4,150 79,699 125,159 5,846 33,800 x x x 645,707 954,675
Shellfish
Clams 0 2,403 74 0 0 0 x x x 5,204 7,680
Oysters 0 12,180 2,290 14,243 2,694 0 x x x 10,330 41,737
Mussels 5,940 19,686 1,286 0 391 0 x x x 3,396 30,700
Scallops 0 0 63 0 3 0 x x x 1,111 1,177
Other 0 0 6,746 0 409 0 x x x 0 7,155
Total Shellfish 5,940 34,269 10,459 14,243 3,497 0 x x x 20,041 88,449
Total Aquaculture 57,605 38,419 90,158 139,402 9,343 33,800 x x x 665,748 1,043,123

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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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