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Seafisheries

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PRELIMINARY

1996 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 (5) Total Canada
Groundfish
Cod 12,707 1,073 110 503 1,150 15,544 903 16,447
Haddock 10,012 154 - - 144 10,310 - 10,310
Redfish spp. 11,715 1 - 45 9,644 21,404 23,796 45,200
Halibut 761 8 0 131 197 1,096 5,700 6,796
Flatfishes 6,310 519 602 521 1,335 9,287 5,242 14,529
Greenland turbot 977 23 - 1,863 11,772 14,636 4,592 19,228
Pollock 9,008 294 - - 372 9,674 2,150 11,824
Hake 29,146 50 20 27 368 29,611 99,813 129,424
Cusk 1,404 0 - 0 1 1,405 - 1,405
Catfish 381 9 0 1 30 422 - 422
Skate 2,090 0 19 14 1,777 3,901 1,102 5,002
Dogfish 97 5 136 188 5 431 4,015 4,445
Other 1,928 112 4 20 527 2,592 6,464 9,056
Total 86,535 2,248 892 3,313 27,323 120,310 153,776 274,086
Pelagic & other finfish
Herring 79,306 66,235 18,097 7,915 17,289 188,842 22,726 211,568
Mackerel 5,572 2,684 4,585 4,317 3,867 21,026 83 21,109
Swordfish 658 - - - 83 741 - 741
Tuna 782 - 43 - 97 922 1,020 1,941
Alewife 1,913 2,324 70 - - 4,307 - 4,307
Eel 83 85 36 186 94 485 - 485
Salmon - - - 32 50 82 35,163 35,245
Smelt 20 724 154 172 8 1,078 1 1,079
Capelin - - - 658 31,841 32,498 - 32,498
Other 1,495 31 156 84 32 1,797 169 1,966
Total 89,829 72,084 23,140 13,365 53,361 251,779 59,162 310,941
Shellfish
Clams/quahaugs 10,434 920 1,248 876 16,789 30,266 3,283 33,550
Oyster (1) 65 599 1,467 - - 2,132 - 2,132
Scallop (2) 40,305 2,988 2,021 2,495 12,191 60,000 114 60,114
Squid 509 - - - 8,302 8,810 116 8,926
Mussel (3) - 178 - 69 - 247 - 247
Lobster 18,261 7,637 8,154 3,502 2,379 39,934 - 39,934
Shrimp 10,919 3,503 - 11,929 29,070 55,421 9,387 64,808
Crab, Queen 4,040 9,544 1,176 13,084 37,970 65,815 - 65,815
Crab, Other 1,948 1,380 1,771 688 87 5,873 5,086 10,959
Sea urchin 1,108 1,911 - 99 682 3,800 5,868 9,668
Other 749 99 - 1,130 177 2,154 1,254 3,408
Total 88,338 28,759 15,837 33,872 107,647 274,453 25,109 299,562
Seafish/Shellfish 264,702 103,091 39,869 50,549 188,332 646,542 238,048 884,589
Others
Marine plants 15,201 3,184 5,946 - 1 24,332 - 24,332
Lumpfish roe - - - 5 1,470 1,474 - 1,474
Miscellaneous - 0 - 138 7,761 7,899 368 8,267
Total 15,201 3,184 5,946 143 9,231 33,705 368 34,074
GRAND TOTAL (4) 279,903 106,275 45,815 50,692 197,563 680,247 238,416 918,663

(1) Oyster: Atlantic includes wild and farmed data.
(2) Scallop includes meat with roe.
(3) PEI mussels are now classified under "aquaculture" because they are a farmed product.
(4) Totals may not add up due to rounding.
(5) Includes sales of 66,779 tonnes of hake to foreign vesels under joint venture arrangement.
Includes 586 tonnes of tuna caught in international waters by Canadian fishermen and landed in Canada.
Source: Statistics, DFO-Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E6

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