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Seafisheries

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PRELIMINARY

1991 VOLUME OF ATLANTIC & PACIFIC COASTS COMMERCIAL LANDINGS,
BY PROVINCE (metric tonnes, live weight)
Species Nova Scotia New Brunswick PEI Quebec NFL Atlantic Total British Columbia Total Canada
Groundfish
Cod 101,419 6,747 3,093 19,094 179,570 309,923 11,910 321,833
Haddock 20,854 9 0 2 1,093 21,958 - 21,958
Redfish spp. 31,500 3,751 12,467 16,166 28,803 92,687 23,422 116,109
Halibut 1,425 29 1 205 376 2,036 4,310 6,346
Flatfishes 14,910 1,762 2,106 2,880 42,642 64,300 7,891 72,192
Greenland turbot 4,585 142 - 1,586 13,587 19,900 2,287 22,187
Pollock 37,575 1,285 1 4 1,906 40,771 2,580 43,351
Hake 60,331 631 1,541 425 1,429 64,358 99,055 163,413
Cusk 4,419 0 - - 0 4,420 - 4,420
Catfish 592 2 0 53 739 1,387 - 1,387
Skate 1,112 - - 1 22 1,135 248 1,383
Dogfish 163 0 1 141 2 307 3,128 3,435
Other 2,515 43 12 19 700 3,288 11,082 14,370
Total 281,401 14,401 19,221 40,578 270,868 626,469 165,914 792,383
Pelagic & other finfish
Herring 91,319 67,943 7,542 3,940 46,001 216,744 39,741 256,485
Mackerel 8,119 2,225 3,922 3,256 8,377 25,899 - 25,899
Swordfish 1,028 - - - 0 1,029 - 1,029
Tuna 427 - 8 - 114 549 143 692
Alewife 2,151 5,324 87 - - 7,562 - 7,562
Eel 74 218 127 425 134 978 - 978
Salmon - - 0 38 452 490 85,679 86,169
Smelt 56 813 158 171 43 1,242 0 1,242
Capelin - 64 - 241 49,872 50,177 - 50,177
Other 711 71 160 160 137 1,240 40 1,280
Total 103,886 76,658 12,005 8,232 105,130 305,910 125,604 431,514
Shellfish
Clams/quahaug 4,931 1,419 1,280 580 4,522 12,733 4,887 17,620
Oyster (1) 33 685 1,184 - - 1,902 - 1,902
Scallop (2) 69,929 4,916 823 2,525 1,403 79,597 82 79,679
Squid 893 - 0 - 1,729 2,622 116 2,738
Mussel (3) 2 46 3,489 60 56 3,654 - 3,654
Lobster 23,569 8,039 10,275 3,493 3,075 48,450 - 48,450
Shrimp 5,899 3,355 - 9,514 21,858 40,626 4,226 44,852
Crab, Queen 3,798 6,194 1,056 7,982 16,276 35,306 - 35,306
Crab, Other 38 468 591 3 - 1,100 1,887 2,987
Sea urchin 16 278 - 7 - 301 7,576 7,877
Other 29 93 - 871 29 1,022 1,112 2,134
Total 109,138 25,493 18,698 25,035 48,948 227,312 19,887 247,199
Seafish/Shellfish 494,425 116,552 49,924 73,845 424,945 1,159,691 311,405 1,471,096
Others
Marine plants 22,889 319 9,742 1 - 32,952 - 32,952
Lumpfish roe - - - 1 2,089 2,090 - 2,090
Miscellaneous 1 - - 30 99 129 699 829
Total 22,890 319 9,742 32 2,187 35,171 699 35,870
GRAND TOTAL (4) 517,315 116,872 59,666 73,877 427,133 1,194,862 312,104 1,506,966

(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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