Finfish Farming Overview
The ‘aquaculture’ industry is one of the smallest agricultural employers in Canada, but it’s also the fastest growing. The rising global demand for fish protein is predicted to create a strong market for this export-reliant industry over the next 10 years.
- The main finfish species grown in Canada are salmon and trout, with steelhead, Arctic char, Atlantic cod, sablefish, Atlantic halibut, white sturgeon and tilapia also produced. The predicted growth in global demand for aquacultural products will drive a need for additional workers to boost output and meet the market demand.