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Aquaculture is the farming of fish, shellfish and aquatic plants in fresh or salt water. It is an established practice in many parts of the world. In Canada, aquaculture was first used to enhance natural stocks. It is now a large-scale commercial industry across the country. It provides direct and indirect economic benefits to many local and regional economies.

Aquaculture statistics are grouped under three categories:

Value Added

Economic contribution of the aquaculture industry in Canada from 1997 to 2022.

Production Quantities and Values

Volume and value of aquaculture production by species, and by province and territory from 1986 to 2022.

Statistics and Key Figures

Latest statistics and key figures available for the Canadian aquaculture industry and data on the state of aquaculture in the world.

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