ABOUT ONTARIO’S SEAFOOD FARMING INDUSTRY

Farmed seafood is booming.

Ontario’s aquaculture industry continues to emerge as an important employer and economic driver throughout much of the province, including in many rural, remote, and Indigenous communities.

 

 

 

BY THE NUMBERS

106 million+

Meals of farmed seafood grown in Ontario every year (8,000 tonnes)

 

75%

Amount of rainbow trout that are grown through long-term partnerships with Indigenous communities.

135%

Increase in annual seafood production since 2011 in Ontario (2017)

 

550+

Direct and indirect jobs in Ontario’s aquaculture industry (2017)

$110M+

Economic contribution to Ontario’s economy (Aquastats 2017)

 

8 in 10

Canadians support regulated expansion of Canada’s aquaculture industry (CAIA)

SEAFOOD SPECIES FARMED IN ONTARIO

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


How do open net-pen farms impact native fish populations? How do farmers deal with fish manure? What about diseases? Find answers to questions and learn more about growing sustainable protein in Ontario waters.

 

TOUR ONTARIO’S RAINBOW TROUT INDUSTRY

From conception to consumption, learn what it takes to bring fresh and sustainable Ontario rainbow trout to the table.

 

ONTARIO AQUACULTURE ASSOCIATION

The Ontario Aquaculture Association (OAA) is an industry-led organization that fosters growth, innovation and partnerships for the province’s thriving seafood farmers. By production and volume, the OAA represents over 95% of the aquaculture industry in Ontario, including finfish and shrimp sectors, land-based and open net-pen operations, feed suppliers and other companies across the province’s farmed seafood value chain.