Government of New Brunswick

Aquaculture is the farming of fresh and salt water organisms such as fish, shellfish, and plants. Unlike traditional fisheries, which are dependent entirely on nature, aquaculture operations cultivate their stocks until they can be harvested. It is estimated that farm-raised fish account for one-third of all fish consumed globally. This number is expected to increase.

Aquaculture operations in New Brunswick are based primarily on the east and southwest coasts of the province. The shellfish industry is concentrated along the East Coast while the finfish industry is concentrated in the Bay of Fundy along the Southwestern coast.


Species Cultivated