Products & Regions

Aquaculture occurs in all provinces and the Yukon Territory. While most of Canada’s aquaculture operations are found on the east and west coasts, freshwater trout operations are found in almost every province.

 Canadian aquaculture production is dominated by six main categories by volume: Salmon, Mussels, Oysters, Trout, Clams and Scallops. 


Product Value by Species

In 2013, Canada’s aquaculture production was valued at $963.5 million.

Statistics Canada, CANSIM Table 003-0001 Aquaculture, production and value, annual

 

Production Value by Province

In 2013, Canada’s aquaculture production was valued at $963.5 million. Scroll over the graph below to highlight the contribution of each province to total production value.

 


 

Aquaculture Species by Province

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Finfish

Atlantic Salmon | Chinook Salmon | Coho Salmon | Sturgeon | Rainbow Trout | Tilapia | Sablefish

Shellfish

Pacific Oysters | Manila Clams | Varnish/Savory Clams | Blue Mussels | Mediterranean Mussels | Japanese Scallops

Plant

Seaweed


ALBERTA

Finfish

Rainbow Trout | Tilapia


SASKATCHEWAN

Finfish

Rainbow Trout | Steelhead Trout


MANITOBA

Finfish

Rainbow Trout | Arctic Char


ONTARIO

Finfish

Rainbow Trout | Arctic Char | Tilapia | Sturgeon


QUEBEC

Finfish

Arctic Char | Rainbow Trout | Brook Trout | Speckled Trout

Shellfish

Eastern Oysters | Blue Mussels | Sea Scallops


NEW BRUNSWICK

Finfish

Atlantic Salmon | Rainbow Trout | Steelhead Trout | Cod | Halibut

Shellfish

Eastern Oysters | Blue Mussels | Northern Bay Scallops | Eels

Plant

Seaweed


NOVA SCOTIA

Finfish

Atlantic Salmon | Arctic Char | Halibut | Steelhead Trout | Rainbow Trout

Shellfish

Eastern Oysters | Blue Mussels | Clams | Quahogs | Sea Scallops


NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

Finfish

Atlantic Salmon | Steelhead Trout | Cod

Shellfish

Mussels | Clams | Eastern Oysters


PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Finfish

Salmon Processing | Rainbow Trout | Arctic Char
Atlantic Salmon (hatcheries)

Shellfish

Blue Mussels | Eastern Oysters


YUKON

Finfish

Arctic Char