Seafood Statistics

Welcome to the British Columbia seafood industry statistics website.

Q: What's new?

A:Just released - the 2011 Seafood Industry Year In Review publication with harvests and values of commercially captured and cultured BC seafood. Data on our export markets is also included along with a progress report on Marine Stewardship Council Certification.

In 2010, British Columbia seafood was served in approximately 2 billion meals in 74 countries.

British Columbia's fisheries and aquaculture sector has four principal economic components:

2001-2010 Data Tables and Graphs

Much of the economic activity associated with the sector is located in rural communities. The non-tidal sport fish and the freshwater aquaculture components are spread throughout the interior of the province, while aquaculture and seafood processing activities occur in coastal locations on the islands and mainland B.C.

Updated: November 25, 2011


statistics Publications & Resources
Check out the B.C. Seafood Industry Year in Review -January 2013 (PDF/2.0MB/16 pages)

2011 B.C. Seafood Industry Year in Review

View report and tables on GDP, revenue, employment and other economic contributions: British Columbia's Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector-2007

British Columbia Canned Salmon Pack Bulletins

Canned Salmon Pack Bulletins
2011 In-season canning reports updated weekly

The BC Seafood Industry Year in Review Reporting Forms


Submissions are required as per section (20)1 of the Fisheries Act CHAPTER 149 (Queen's Printer)

Information is protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

External Links

Ministry of Agriculture

Fisheries & Oceans Canada


Market, Trade and Export Sites