Issue 16-216: Aquaculture

November 17, 2016

In 2015, total production from British Columbia’s aquaculture producers, at 102,385 tonnes, was up considerably (+42.7%) from 2014 levels. While output of shellfish (clams, oysters, mussels, scallops, etc.) was slightly stronger (+2.7%), production of finfish (salmon, trout, steelhead, etc.), which accounted for 92% of the province’s aquaculture production in 2015, climbed sharply (+47.9%). The rebound of B.C. aquaculture output in 2015 followed three years of significant declines.

Nationally, aquaculture production jumped 34.1% in 2015, while total value of production was 27.7% higher. Sales of aquaculture products and services increased 23.4% to $907 million between 2014 and 2015, due to recovering salmon production following slowed output in 2014.

Data Source: Statistics Canada