Fish and Seafood Industry

Access market information, facts and figures on the Canadian fish and seafood industry.

The fish and seafood sector is highly export oriented, exporting about 75% of production. The Government of Canada's responsibility for the fish and seafood industry is split between Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) which regulates and manages the production end of the business (wild or farmed fish when they are in the water) and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) which provides market-development and traceability support. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) sets the policies, requirements and inspection standards.

Services and information

Industry overview
Get an overview of the Canadian fish and seafood industry.

Canadian seafood suppliers
Access the Canadian Seafood Buyers Guide which is a directory of Canadian fish and seafood suppliers.

Foreign market information by region
Access market information on fish and seafood, organized by Region, to learn about markets trends and opportunities around the world.

Commercial landings and aquaculture statistics
Get information on commercial landings and aquaculture statistics from Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Engagement with the seafood industry
Learn about collaboration between industry and government through the Seafood Value Chain Roundtable. Aiming to maintain a competitive edge and foster growth within the sector, it brings together leaders from across the seafood industry - retail, food service, processing, harvesting, trade associations and more.

Contact us

For more information on the fish and seafood industry, please contact Agriculture and Agri-food Canada at sdad-ddas@agr.gc.ca.

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