Canadian Farmed Trout
Where they’re farmed…
While Ontario is the largest trout producer in Canada, trout farms can be found in all ten Canadian provinces. In 2013, Canadian trout farmers produced 6,700 tonnes of high quality trout valued at about $39 million.
Farmed trout are fed nutrient – dense digestible feed pellets which the fish convert efficiently. While fish meal remains a component of trout feeds, great efforts have been made to lower the reliance upon fish meal by substituting other protein sources such as soybean and corn meal. In fact, in the past decade, the percentage of fish meal used in trout feeds has decreased by about 50% as a result of the use of these alternate protein ingredients. Reliance upon fish meal has also been decreased through improvements in the feed conversion efficiency of trout.