Value of outputs
In Canada, the fishing industry is comprised of three main economic activities: commercial fishing (harvesting), aquaculture (fish farming), and fish processing. In 2016, commercial landings yielded 878,547 t valued at $3.4 billion. Aquaculture production was 200,565 t, valued at $1.3 billion. During the same period, fish processing generated $6.0 billion*, mainly from sales.
Commercial seafish landings were valued at $3.3 billion in 2016, an increase of 3% from 2015. Growth in commercial seafish landings in 2016 were mainly due to price increases in lobster and snow crab from the Atlantic coast. The volume of seafish landings increased to 848,165 t over the same year. Fish landings from freshwater fisheries increased 6% to $74 million in 2016, while aquaculture production rose to $1.3 billion.
* Statistics Canada. Table 301-0008 - Principal statistics for manufacturing industries, by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), annual, CANSIM (database).
|metric tonnes||millions of dollars|
|Aquaculture Productiontable note 1||183,912||169,987||133,583||187,374||200,565||872||964||733||967||1,347|
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Statistics Canada. Table 32-10-0107-01 Aquaculture, production and value
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