Fact Sheet: Fish and Seafood Sector

The fish and seafood sector includes wild capture (marine and freshwater) of fish and seafood, aquaculture and fish and seafood processing.

Statistics for 2013

  • Percent of Canada’s GDP: 0.1%
  • Direct jobs in Canada: 20,087
  • Value of Canadian exports: $4.0 billion

Sources: Statistics Canada and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Top five export markets

United States, China, Japan, Hong Kong, United Kingdom

Key Markets

European Union, Japan, United States