Farming the seas – A timeline

Aquaculture – the farming of fish, shellfish and marine plants in fresh and salt water has been around globally for thousands of years. Its history in Canada is known to date back to the 1800s. Over the last 20 to 30 years, the Canadian aquaculture industry has steadily grown and experienced considerable improvement. This has led to employment opportunities in the private, public, academic, and non-governmental sectors.

The 1800s

The 1900s

1920s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000 to Today

The future of aquaculture