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Seafisheries

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PRELIMINARY

1997 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 14,775 961 265 1,581 12,317 29,899 1,519 31,418
Haddock 9,407 110 - 0 259 9,776 - 9,776
Redfish spp. 12,291 22 - 28 6,410 18,751 20,526 39,277
Halibut 883 17 0 151 311 1,362 7,296 8,658
Flatfishes 6,738 469 810 1,296 1,505 10,817 4,391 15,209
Greenland turbot 654 29 - 2,146 13,569 16,399 2,902 19,301
Pollock 11,519 463 - - 623 12,604 1,826 14,430
Hake 19,234 1,204 42 10 319 20,808 97,343 118,152
Cusk 1,800 0 - - 1 1,801 - 1,801
Catfish 614 2 0 4 236 856 - 856
Skate 1,497 0 5 10 2,862 4,373 1,531 5,904
Dogfish 391 0 23 32 - 446 2,069 2,515
Other 1,820 95 9 15 923 2,862 6,156 9,018
Total 81,623 3,373 1,154 5,271 39,335 130,757 145,560 276,317
Pelagic & other finfish
Herring 77,084 66,810 15,857 5,750 21,049 186,550 31,975 218,525
Mackerel 5,668 2,015 6,699 5,769 1,155 21,305 184 21,489
Swordfish 1,007 - - - 82 1,089 - 1,089
Tuna 747 3 22 - 32 803 765 1,568
Alewife 1,319 4,238 107 0 - 5,664 - 5,664
Eel 81 147 44 112 72 455 - 455
Salmon - - - 30 48 77 48,683 48,760
Smelt 16 699 162 343 7 1,227 0 1,227
Capelin - 7 - 484 21,455 21,945 - 21,945
Other 2,168 50 260 89 141 2,708 66 2,774
Total 88,090 73,969 23,151 12,577 44,040 241,826 81,671 323,497
Shellfish
Clams/quahaugs 10,450 1,005 1,606 1,270 18,028 32,359 2,989 35,348
Oyster (1) 82 351 1,293 - - 1,726 - 1,726
Scallop (2) 47,035 2,714 1,775 2,348 12,154 66,026 78 66,104
Squid 2,576 448 2 - 12,749 15,775 7 15,782
Mussel (3) - 167 - 29 - 195 - 195
Lobster 19,593 7,325 8,155 2,827 2,178 40,079 - 40,079
Shrimp 20,853 3,904 - 12,980 39,174 76,911 5,103 82,014
Crab, Queen 4,118 8,958 1,116 11,436 45,789 71,416 - 71,416
Crab, Other 2,778 1,648 2,772 1,058 102 8,358 3,873 12,231
Sea urchin 853 1,760 30 159 877 3,679 5,537 9,216
Other 662 110 - 1,016 262 2,051 1,134 3,185
Total 109,001 28,389 16,750 33,124 131,313 318,577 18,720 337,297
Seafish/Shellfish 278,714 105,731 41,055 50,972 214,688 691,160 245,951 937,111
Others
Marine plants 21,163 5,275 8,154 - - 34,592 - 34,592
Lumpfish roe - - - 22 2,499 2,520 - 2,520
Miscellaneous - - - 163 3,100 3,262 455 3,717
Total 21,163 5,275 8,154 184 5,598 40,374 455 40,829
GRAND TOTAL (4) 299,877 111,006 49,209 51,156 220,287 731,534 246,406 977,940

(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 42,565 tonnes of hake to foreign vesels under joint venture arrangement.
Includes 685 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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