What is Aquaculture
Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms, e.g. fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants. Farming implies some sort of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, e.g. regular stocking, feeding, protection from predators, etc. Farming also implies individual or corporate ownership of the stock being cultivated.
Approximately 100 different species are currently farmed in aquaculture operations around the world. Canadian aquaculturists farm various species of finfish, shellfish, and aquatic plants.
Aquaculture occurs in every Canadian province, including the Yukon and we farm more than a dozen types of fish and shellfish.