Industry by the Numbers

Facts and figures relating to Canada’s aquaculture industry, productivity and economic impact.

Economic Impact

The sector generates:
$3.1 Billion in economic activity in Canada
$1.2 Billion in GDP


Aquaculture Production Volume: 187,000 tonnes
Aquaculture Production Value: $967 million
Aquaculture accounts for 16% of Canada’s total seafood production
Aquaculture accounts for over 33% of Canada’s total seafood value



Aquaculture employs 15,200 full time workers
Aquaculture generates $658 million in labour income


Aquaculture Export Volume: >101,000 tonnes
Aquaculture Export Value: $772 million
Primary Export Destination: United States (97% of total exports)
Other Export Destinations: Japan, China, Singapore,
Hong Kong, South Korea

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