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Seafisheries

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PRELIMINARY

1991 VOLUME OF ATLANTIC COAST COMMERCIAL LANDINGS,
BY REGION (metric tonnes, live weight)
Species Nova Scotia New Brunswick PEI Total Quebec Total NFL Total Atlantic Total
Maritimes Gulf Total Maritimes Gulf Total
Groundfish
Cod 92,737 8,682 101,419 1,174 5,573 6,747 3,093 19,094 154,259 309,923
Haddock 20,837 17 20,854 9 1 9 0 2 1,046 21,958
Redfish spp. 31,165 334 31,500 0 3,751 3,751 12,467 16,166 19,748 92,687
Halibut 1,420 4 1,425 6 23 29 1 205 228 2,036
Flatfishes 12,407 2,503 14,910 128 1,634 1,762 2,106 2,880 40,476 64,300
Greenland turbot 4,585 0 4,585 - 142 142 - 1,586 12,958 19,900
Pollock 37,519 57 37,575 1,285 0 1,285 1 4 1,880 40,771
Hake 58,094 2,237 60,331 155 476 631 1,541 425 1,392 64,358
Cusk 4,419 - 4,419 0 - 0 - - 0 4,420
Catfish 587 5 592 1 1 2 0 53 584 1,387
Skate 1,109 3 1,112 - - - - 1 19 1,135
Dogfish 162 0 163 0 - 0 1 141 0 307
Other 2,514 1 2,515 10 33 43 12 19 672 3,288
Total 267,557 13,844 281,401 2,768 11,633 14,401 19,221 40,578 233,263 626,469
Pelagic & other finfish
Herring 89,272 2,047 91,319 32,858 35,086 67,943 7,542 3,940 19,366 216,744
Mackerel 7,227 892 8,119 136 2,089 2,225 3,922 3,256 831 25,899
Swordfish 1,028 - 1,028 - - - - - 0 1,029
Tuna 382 45 427 - - - 8 - 114 549
Alewife 1,080 1,071 2,151 1,738 3,585 5,324 87 - - 7,562
Eel 39 35 74 87 130 218 127 425 57 978
Salmon - - - - - - 0 38 374 490
Smelt 0 56 56 1 812 813 158 171 35 1,242
Capelin - - - - 64 64 - 241 42,705 50,177
Other 639 73 711 68 3 71 160 160 132 1,240
Total 99,667 4,219 103,886 34,888 41,770 76,658 12,005 8,232 63,613 305,910
Shellfish
Clams/quahaug 4,784 148 4,931 383 1,036 1,419 1,280 580 4,522 12,733
Oyster (1) 1 32 33 - 685 685 1,184 - - 1,902
Scallop (2) 69,479 451 69,929 4,208 708 4,916 823 2,525 942 79,597
Squid 893 0 893 - - - 0 - 1,723 2,622
Mussel (3) - 2 2 - 46 46 3,489 60 56 3,654
Lobster 19,554 4,015 23,569 830 7,209 8,039 10,275 3,493 1,606 48,450
Shrimp 5,899 - 5,899 - 3,355 3,355 - 9,514 18,174 40,626
Crab, Queen 1,533 2,266 3,798 - 6,194 6,194 1,056 7,982 16,113 35,306
Crab, Other 16 22 38 - 468 468 591 3 - 1,100
Sea urchin 16 - 16 278 - 278 - 7 - 301
Other 29 - 29 93 0 93 - 871 2 1,022
Total 102,203 6,935 109,138 5,791 19,702 25,493 18,698 25,035 43,138 227,312
Seafish/Shellfish 469,427 24,998 494,425 43,447 73,105 116,552 49,924 73,845 340,015 1,159,691
Others
Marine plants 22,889 - 22,889 89 230 319 9,742 1 - 32,952
Lumpfish roe - - - - - - - 1 2,089 2,090
Miscellaneous 1 - 1 - - - - 30 99 129
Total 22,890 - 22,890 89 230 319 9,742 32 2,187 35,171
GRAND TOTAL (4) 492,317 24,998 517,315 43,536 73,335 116,872 59,666 73,877 342,202 1,194,862

(1) Oyster: Atlantic includes wild and farmed data.
(2) Scallop includes meat with roe.
(3) Mussel includes wild & farmed.
(4) Totals may not add up due to rounding.
Source: Statistics, DFO-Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E6

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