Discover the facts about Canada’s fish and seafood industry, and how you can also make a difference!

Our Industry

Canada is a water nation, and Canadians have been supporting themselves by fishing for over 200 years. We have the longest coastline in the world and some of the most plentiful freshwater resources, and with our well-managed fisheries, we have the potential to be a global leader in sustainable seafood production.

The Canadian fisheries industry is safe, sustainable and focused on ocean stewardship. Check out some facts about the industry:

Canada Is A Water Nation

We have the longest coastline and among the most freshwater resources in the world. Our heritage and current economy is built on sustainable development from our waters.

Canadian Seafood Supports Jobs

The Canadian seafood industry supports more the 90,000 jobs in local, coastal and Indigenous communities, making seafood the largest ocean-based jobs provider in the country.

Canadian Seafood Supports The National Economy

The Canadian seafood industry generates over $9 billion in contributions to the national GDP annually.

Canadian Seafood Is In Demand

Canadian seafood is known the world over for its freshness and sustainability, and is exported to over 130 countries.

Canadian Seafood Is Sustainable

Canadian fisheries hold some of the highest levels of third-party sustainability certifications in the world, and 94% of Canadian fisheries are harvested at sustainable levels.

Canadian Seafood Is Healthy

Health authorities like Health Canada recommend Canadians eat two servings of seafood per week to take advantage of heart-healthy proteins, fats and nutrients.

Resource Highlight

Seafood Supports Canada

Our new Seafood Supports Canada infographic, and eight supporting social media graphics, showcases the ways that the Canadian seafood industry provides value.


Learn more about the Canadian fish and seafood industry by checking out some of our latest campaigns.

Future Leaders Canada

The Future Leaders Canada will help develop emerging leaders in the Canadian seafood industry by providing sector specific career development. The industry is diverse in geography, in the type of species it harvests, and in the size of its companies. This program seeks to expose Future Leaders participants to the various aspects of the seafood industry and facilitates opportunities for networking with classmates.

Canadian Fisheries Facts

The Canadian seafood industry has a lot to be proud of: we’re one of the most sustainable protein industries in the world, with some of the highest rates of third-party certifications and a long history of supporting our nation’s economy.

The Fisheries Council of Canada wants to celebrate our industry by sharing some of the best Canadian Fisheries Facts. We’ve created graphics to promote 15 data-based facts, including individual social-media shareables and an infographic with the top 12 facts.

Canada’s Seafood Opportunity

Canada’s commitment to developing a Blue Economy Strategy means many things: it’s an opportunity to revitalize our rural and coastal communities; to enhance our dedication to sustainability, research and science; and to capture the potential of the world’s longest coastline and unmatched freshwater resources.

The Canadian fish and seafood industry has been supporting these principles for hundreds of years, and we’re ready to help lead our nation back to its rightful place as a global leader in the sustainable ocean economy.

What Does a Blue Economy Mean to You? Video Series

The Fisheries Council of Canada and the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance have created a video series to highlight the benefits of the Blue Economy from 10 Canadian voices from the seafood industry.

The series showcases how Canadians hope the Blue Economy can grow communities, improve sustainability and create long-term economic stability.

How Can I Get Involved?

Canadian seafood is one of the most sustainable, healthy and low-carbon protein options available. Share your support for our industry by learning more and getting involved.

Buy Canadian

Support fresh, local Canadian seafood by looking for “Made in Canada” indicators on seafood packaging at your local retailer.

Spread the Word

Use some of our ready-made social media resources to share your support for Canadian seafood.


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