Value Added

Aquaculture in Canada emerged onto the scene in the 1970’s in response to increasing global demand for fish and seafood. In the last 30 years, the sector has grown into an important commercial activity for Canada. Over the last decade the economic contribution of aquaculture to the economy (or “gross value added”) has more than doubled, reaching $487.4 million in 2018.

In this section you will find annual estimates produced by Statistics Canada on the value added of the aquaculture, for the period 1997-2018. The information is grouped into four main categories – namely, outputs, product inputs, gross value added, and other primary (labor) inputs.

Value Added Account: