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Seafisheries

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1999 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 10,259 1,214 1,250 4,079 38,676 55,478 836 56,313
Haddock 10,382 20 0 0 149 10,551 0 10,551
Redfish spp. 11,810 15 0 368 7,505 19,698 23,985 43,683
Halibut 752 26 3 181 244 1,206 7,662 8,868
Flatfishes 6,989 178 657 1,026 8,296 17,145 5,687 22,833
Greenland turbot 970 38 0 2,885 8,785 12,678 3,556 16,234
Pollock 7,648 163 0 1 741 8,553 1,233 9,786
Hake 16,176 31 218 20 602 17,048 91,739 108,787
Cusk 1,063 0 0 0 2 1,065 0 1,065
Catfish 305 0 0 5 385 695 0 695
Skate 765 0 4 8 2,325 3,101 1,359 4,460
Dogfish 2,117 17 144 191 0 2,468 3,365 5,834
Other 1,646 25 16 18 364 2,069 7,086 9,155
Total 70,883 1,726 2,292 8,782 68,073 151,756 146,509 298,264
Pelagic & other finfish
Herring 86,628 77,500 17,784 5,829 15,159 202,900 11,779 214,678
Mackerel 4,798 2,270 3,845 5,407 1,375 17,694 254 17,948
Swordfish 865 0 0 0 253 1,119 0 1,119
Tuna 719 0 76 0 105 900 1,543 2,443
Alewife 1,360 3,569 93 1 0 5,023 0 5,023
Eel 85 93 35 123 55 390 0 390
Salmon 0 0 0 5 0 5 17,116 17,121
Smelt 21 736 238 300 2 1,296 0 1,296
Capelin 0 166 0 86 23,228 23,480 0 23,480
Other 1,144 20 565 76 65 1,869 867 2,736
Total 95,619 84,354 22,636 11,827 40,241 254,677 31,558 286,235
Shellfish
Clams/quahaugs 9,062 1,068 1,368 1,941 20,267 33,706 2,884 36,590
Oyster (1) 335 315 3,353 0 0 4,003 0 4,003
Scallop (2) 49,175 2,393 760 2,789 3,187 58,305 34 58,338
Squid 296 0 0 0 18 314 15 329
Mussel (3) 58 214 0 62 0 334 0 334
Lobster 23,389 7,958 8,403 3,214 1,813 44,777 0 44,777
Shrimp 29,594 4,762 0 14,917 66,601 115,875 4,158 120,033
Crab, Queen 6,357 7,550 859 11,339 69,131 95,236 0 95,236
Crab, Other 2,214 1,604 2,504 1,226 191 7,738 3,061 10,798
Sea urchin 1,062 1,713 19 22 844 3,660 5,433 9,092
Other 50 104 0 1,557 121 1,832 1,123 2,955
Total 121,593 27,681 17,266 37,066 162,173 365,778 16,708 382,486
Seafish/Shellfish 288,095 113,761 42,194 57,674 270,486 772,211 194,774 966,985
Others
Marine plants 17,358 6,941 6,392 0 0 30,691 0 30,691
Lumpfish roe 0 0 0 59 2,813 2,872 0 2,872
Miscellaneous 0 0 0 0 2,103 2,103 412 2,514
Total 17,358 6,941 6,392 59 4,916 35,666 412 36,077
GRAND TOTAL (4) 305,454 120,702 48,586 57,733 275,402 807,877 195,186 1,003,063

(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 17,201 tonnes of hake to foreign vesels under joint venture arrangement.
Includes 1,227 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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