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Seafisheries

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PRELIMINARY

2008 VOLUME OF ATLANTIC COAST COMMERCIAL LANDINGS, BY REGION
(metric tonnes, live weight)
Species Nova Scotia New Brunswick PEI Total Quebec Total NFL Total Atlantic Total
Maritimes Gulf Total Maritimes Gulf Total
Groundfish
Atlantic Cod 6,202 343 6,545 15 112 127 107 2,455 17,603 26,837
Haddock 20,188 1 20,189 2 0 2 0 0 348 20,539
Redfish spp. 5,965 60 6,025 0 18 18 0 294 1,493 7,829
Halibut (Atlantic) 1,236 14 1,250 4 37 41 8 292 503 2,093
Flatfishes 1,566 472 2,038 34 4 38 126 446 12,859 15,508
Greenland turbot 356 6 361 0 31 31 0 2,945 8,833 12,171
Pollock 5,060 0 5,060 116 0 116 0 0 623 5,800
Hake 14,211 15 14,226 13 1 14 0 20 1,397 15,657
Cusk 610 0 610 0 0 0 0 0 3 613
Catfish 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4
Skate 64 0 64 0 0 0 0 4 995 1,063
Dogfish 1,574 0 1,574 0 0 0 0 0 2 1,576
Other 1,708 5 1,713 0 17 17 7 13 554 2,304
Total 58,739 916 59,656 184 221 405 248 6,473 45,212 111,994
Pelagic & other finfish
Herring 45,583 5,134 50,717 21,093 24,449 45,542 12,776 2,880 28,323 140,237
Mackerel 1,172 789 1,961 2 1,203 1,205 1,606 1,863 23,036 29,671
Swordfish 1,365 0 1,365 0 0 0 0 0 18 1,383
Tuna 652 76 728 0 0 0 186 0 1 915
Alewife 533 100 633 37 2,849 2,886 163 0 0 3,682
Eel 9 11 20 0 99 100 44 44 45 253
Salmon (Atlantic) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Smelt 0 30 30 0 542 542 61 161 4 797
Silversides 0 0 0 0 0 0 444 0 0 444
Shark 175 0 175 0 0 0 0 1 3 179
Capelin 0 0 0 0 66 66 0 1,549 37,561 39,175
Other 35 0 35 0 0 0 0 44 18 96
Total 49,524 6,140 55,664 21,131 29,208 50,339 15,281 6,542 89,007 216,833
Shellfish
Clams / quahaug 556 33 589 67 430 497 971 1,304 19,336 22,698
Oyster (1) 1 26 27 0 226 226 1,431 0 0 1,684
Scallop (2) 63,728 53 63,781 1,648 469 2,117 391 875 456 67,621
Squid 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 515 527
Mussel (3) 0 0 0 0 85 85 0 42 0 127
Lobster 30,388 2,872 33,260 3,728 5,373 9,101 9,884 3,767 2,973 58,984
Shrimp 21,089 0 21,089 2 6,041 6,043 0 21,646 117,718 166,496
Crab, Queen 8,869 5,013 13,882 0 10,876 10,876 2,638 13,724 52,748 93,868
Crab, Other 556 699 1,255 176 1,978 2,155 2,296 1,986 447 8,138
Whelks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1,189 6,030 7,219
Cockles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 125 125
Sea cucumber 1,066 0 1,066 1,074 0 1,074 0 201 698 3,039
Sea urchin 381 0 381 1,354 0 1,354 0 450 47 2,232
Other 0 0 0 12 0 12 0 5 0 17
Total 126,645 8,697 135,342 8,061 25,478 33,539 17,611 45,189 201,094 432,774
Subtotal 234,908 15,753 250,662 29,377 54,906 84,283 33,140 58,204 335,313 761,601
Others
Marine plants 4,826 0 4,826 11,746 9 11,754 1,135 0 0 17,715
Lumpfish roe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 286 294
Miscellaneous 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2,157 2,160
Total 4,828 0 4,828 11,746 9 11,754 1,135 8 2,443 20,169
GRAND TOTAL (4) 239,736 15,753 255,490 41,122 54,915 96,037 34,276 58,212 337,756 781,770

(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.
Source: Statistics, DFO-Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E6

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