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.

Aquaculture Species

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 In Canada

Aquaculture occurs in every Canadian province, including the Yukon and we farm more than a dozen types of fish and shellfish.

Careers in Aquaculture

There are many types of careers and occupations in the aquaculture sector from the farm to the suppliers, to academia and even government.