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Seafisheries

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1998 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 11,874 897 268 2,092 22,679 37,809 1,392 39,201
Haddock 11,438 85 0 0 250 11,774 0 11,774
Redfish spp. 15,348 1 0 180 10,228 25,757 21,934 47,691
Halibut 824 23 1 175 274 1,297 7,780 9,077
Flatfishes 6,438 223 508 557 6,004 13,730 5,074 18,805
Greenland turbot 1,257 13 0 3,227 7,744 12,241 3,828 16,069
Pollock 14,057 398 0 0 639 15,094 822 15,916
Hake 19,438 35 44 25 631 20,173 90,721 110,895
Cusk 1,640 0 0 0 1 1,642 0 1,642
Catfish 318 1 0 2 208 529 0 529
Skate 678 0 0 11 2,297 2,986 626 3,612
Dogfish 924 59 47 47 5 1,081 2,547 3,629
Other 1,224 72 21 12 561 1,891 6,768 8,659
Total 85,458 1,808 889 6,328 51,522 146,005 141,493 287,498
Pelagic & other finfish
Herring 76,413 69,134 17,492 6,019 20,926 189,984 26,853 216,836
Mackerel 4,563 1,762 6,862 4,066 1,687 18,939 118 19,057
Swordfish 1,020 0 0 0 95 1,115 0 1,115
Tuna 728 0 41 0 38 807 2,289 3,095
Alewife 1,548 3,815 52 0 0 5,415 0 5,415
Eel 90 69 24 158 73 413 0 413
Salmon 0 0 0 7 0 7 30,435 30,442
Smelt 28 807 276 140 5 1,257 1 1,257
Capelin 23 776 0 259 38,548 39,605 0 39,605
Other 1,054 13 255 67 179 1,568 280 1,848
Total 85,466 76,377 25,002 10,713 61,551 259,110 59,975 319,085
Shellfish
Clams/quahaugs 9,571 1,523 1,351 1,208 16,702 30,355 3,098 33,452
Oyster (1) 220 506 2,417 0 0 3,144 0 3,144
Scallop (2) 48,795 3,186 1,436 2,714 6,963 63,095 56 63,150
Squid 1,124 0 0 0 769 1,892 27 1,919
Mussel (3) 0 106 0 72 0 178 0 178
Lobster 19,527 7,878 8,698 3,048 2,035 41,186 0 41,186
Shrimp 23,946 4,759 0 15,104 64,121 107,930 5,172 113,102
Crab, Queen 4,912 6,719 612 10,344 52,666 75,253 0 75,253
Crab, Other 2,563 1,691 2,891 1,108 356 8,608 2,973 11,581
Sea urchin 1,021 1,712 38 10 928 3,709 6,106 9,814
Other 221 131 0 845 235 1,433 1,311 2,744
Total 111,901 28,210 17,442 34,453 144,775 336,782 18,741 355,523
Seafish/Shellfish 282,825 106,395 43,333 51,494 257,848 741,896 220,210 962,106
Others
Marine plants 15,023 6,810 5,640 0 0 27,473 0 27,473
Lumpfish roe 0 0 0 18 1,539 1,557 0 1,557
Miscellaneous 0 0 0 0 3,028 3,029 409 3,438
Total 15,023 6,810 5,640 19 4,567 32,060 409 32,469
GRAND TOTAL (4) 297,848 113,206 48,974 51,513 262,415 773,956 220,619 994,575

(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 39,728 tonnes of hake to foreign vesels under joint venture arrangement.
Includes 2,151 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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