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Seafisheries

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PRELIMINARY

1997 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 21,248 1,310 240 1,557 10,965 35,320 1,540 36,860
Haddock 14,687 218 0 0 245 15,150 0 15,150
Redfish spp. 7,439 5 0 14 2,890 10,348 22,121 32,468
Halibut 6,634 110 2 828 1,564 9,138 40,372 49,510
Flatfishes 10,670 391 735 883 1,034 13,713 4,698 18,411
Greenland turbot 1,716 60 0 3,439 15,118 20,333 839 21,173
Pollock 9,695 491 0 0 331 10,517 302 10,819
Hake 13,137 771 35 6 206 14,154 11,616 25,770
Cusk 1,730 0 0 0 2 1,732 0 1,732
Catfish 280 1 0 1 175 457 0 457
Skate 488 0 2 3 990 1,483 401 1,884
Dogfish 107 0 7 14 0 128 1,230 1,359
Other 1,464 29 2 4 573 2,072 37,643 39,715
Total 89,295 3,387 1,023 6,748 34,093 134,546 120,762 255,308
Pelagic & other finfish
Herring 10,215 11,411 2,799 975 3,220 28,620 29,763 58,383
Mackerel 3,023 1,108 3,898 2,621 233 10,883 16 10,899
Swordfish 8,563 0 0 0 534 9,098 0 9,098
Tuna 12,397 59 389 0 397 13,242 1,986 15,228
Alewife 549 1,456 43 0 0 2,048 0 2,048
Eel 2,130 1,159 241 735 446 4,710 0 4,710
Salmon 0 0 0 157 293 451 109,891 110,342
Smelt 43 716 260 158 5 1,183 0 1,183
Capelin 0 1 0 59 6,345 6,405 0 6,405
Other 3,049 78 123 550 284 4,084 76 4,160
Total 39,969 15,987 7,754 5,256 11,757 80,723 141,731 222,455
Shellfish
Clams/quahaug 9,167 2,012 3,112 1,358 14,093 29,743 35,948 65,690
Oyster (1) 173 783 3,093 0 0 4,050 0 4,050
Scallop (2) 67,326 5,885 4,209 4,387 19,132 100,938 404 101,342
Squid 2,653 463 0 0 3,288 6,404 10 6,414
Mussel (3) 0 129 0 58 0 187 0 187
Lobster 215,832 65,155 73,823 29,232 22,644 406,687 0 406,687
Shrimp 58,958 5,637 0 23,159 108,240 195,994 41,971 237,965
Crab, Queen 21,152 41,771 5,419 41,833 91,894 202,068 0 202,068
Crab, Other 2,810 1,085 1,676 607 68 6,246 28,226 34,472
Sea urchin 2,262 4,060 52 244 1,172 7,791 10,510 18,301
Other 516 179 0 787 157 1,639 2,278 3,918
Total 380,849 127,160 91,385 101,667 260,688 961,747 119,347 1,081,094
Seafish/Shellfish 510,113 146,534 100,162 113,670 306,538 1,177,016 381,840 1,558,857
Others
Marine plants 1,233 645 1,457 0 0 3,334 0 3,334
Lumpfish roe 3 0 0 96 11,656 11,755 0 11,755
Miscellaneous (4) 468 0 0 432 7,336 8,236 17,771 26,008
Total 1,704 645 1,457 528 18,992 23,325 17,771 41,097
GRAND TOTAL (5) 511,817 147,179 101,619 114,198 325,530 1,200,342 399,612 1,599,953

(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 $4.69 million to foreign vesels under joint venture arrangement.
Includes tuna valued at $1.8M caught in international waters by Canadian fishermen and landed in Canada.
Source: Statistics, DFO-Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E6

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