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Seafisheries

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PRELIMINARY

1996 VALUE OF ATLANTIC & PACIFIC COASTS COMMERCIAL LANDINGS,
BY PROVINCE (thousand dollars)
Species Nova Scotia New Brunswick PEI Quebec NFL Atlantic Total British Columbia (6) Total Canada
Groundfish
Cod 18,210 1,389 100 567 1,108 21,374 967 22,341
Haddock 16,004 290 0 0 142 16,435 0 16,435
Redfish spp. 5,198 0 0 24 3,211 8,434 22,733 31,166
Halibut 5,293 53 1 772 1,036 7,155 33,775 40,930
Flatfishes 9,821 564 517 399 1,059 12,359 5,096 17,455
Greenland turbot 1,591 46 0 3,575 19,238 24,450 1,178 25,627
Pollock 6,998 324 0 0 223 7,544 965 8,509
Hake 18,300 53 16 16 240 18,625 10,817 29,442
Cusk 1,360 0 0 0 1 1,361 0 1,361
Catfish 165 2 0 0 67 235 0 235
Skate 731 0 4 4 664 1,405 321 1,726
Dogfish 35 1 41 111 3 191 2,464 2,655
Other 1,933 48 1 8 507 2,497 31,231 33,728
Total 85,638 2,770 679 5,476 27,500 122,063 109,546 231,609
Pelagic & other finfish
Herring 16,517 15,273 5,244 2,388 2,910 42,331 77,372 119,704
Mackerel 2,996 1,278 2,386 1,683 1,349 9,691 39 9,730
Swordfish 5,819 0 0 0 600 6,418 0 6,418
Tuna 12,438 0 915 0 1,278 14,631 2,665 17,295
Alewife 628 441 28 0 0 1,097 0 1,097
Eel 1,545 628 224 1,399 579 4,376 0 4,376
Salmon 0 0 0 186 299 486 100,053 100,538
Smelt 46 759 186 150 7 1,149 3 1,152
Capelin 0 0 0 76 6,273 6,349 0 6,349
Other 2,264 57 47 330 47 2,745 170 2,915
Total 42,253 18,436 9,030 6,212 13,342 89,273 180,301 269,575
Shellfish
Clams/quahaug 9,457 1,629 2,279 954 18,271 32,591 40,125 72,716
Oyster (1) 136 1,222 2,662 0 0 4,020 0 4,020
Scallop (2) 58,092 6,285 4,353 3,916 18,166 90,812 556 91,368
Squid 660 0 0 0 4,195 4,855 151 5,006
Mussel (3) 0 170 0 171 0 342 0 342
Lobster 204,045 61,843 64,975 33,335 21,278 385,476 0 385,476
Shrimp 30,911 5,654 0 22,289 83,945 142,799 38,692 181,491
Crab, Queen 27,545 53,794 5,336 60,205 96,832 243,713 0 243,713
Crab, Other 2,476 890 791 344 90 4,591 24,195 28,785
Sea urchin 3,417 4,024 0 146 941 8,528 11,972 20,500
Other 167 143 0 879 133 1,322 2,324 3,646
Total 336,906 135,655 80,396 122,241 243,852 919,050 118,014 1,037,063
Seafish/Shellfish 464,798 156,861 90,104 133,929 284,694 1,130,386 407,861 1,538,247
Others
Marine plants 947 391 1,054 0 0 2,393 0 2,393
Lumpfish roe 21 0 0 28 9,682 9,732 0 9,732
Miscellaneous (4) 478 0 0 101 5,990 6,569 22,635 29,205
Total 1,446 392 1,054 130 15,672 18,694 22,635 41,329
GRAND TOTAL (5) 466,244 157,253 91,158 134,058 300,366 1,149,080 430,496 1,579,576

(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) Miscellaneous value includes seal value.
(5) Totals may not add up due to rounding.
(6) Includes sales of hake valued at $7.36 million to foreign vesels under joint venture arrangement.
Includes tuna valued at $1.5M caught in international waters by Canadian fishermen and landed in Canada.
Source: Statistics, DFO-Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E6

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