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Aquaculture revenues rebound to all-time high as production and exports grow

by the Fish Site Editor
19 October 2006, at 1:00am

CANADA - Operating revenues generated by Canada's aquaculture industry rebounded to an all-time high in 2005 on the strength of increased production and exports. The industry ended two consecutive years of declines, reporting record revenues of $752.6 million, up 11 per cent from 2004. Finfish sales, which accounted for just over 88 per cent of total operating revenues, increased 12.3 per cent to $663 million, mainly on a 40.5 per cent increase in the value of all-important salmon production. The value of aquaculture exports surged 22 per cent to $514.6 million, with the most significant contributor a 25.2 per cent jump in the value of fresh salmon exported to the United States. Finfish sales grew in both of the country's largest aquaculture-producing provinces - British Columbia and New Brunswick, where finfish revenues jumped 14.5 per cent to $331.1 million and 6.6 per cent to $258 million respectively. <i>Source: CBC.ca</i>

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