Fishery and aquaculture operations are important contributors to the ecological, economic, social and cultural fabric of Canada.

To ensure continued or increased supply of seafood for Canadians or for export to other countries, harvesting and production must be carried out in a manner that does not harm species or their ecosystems. Canada also has a responsibility to ensure that both domestic and imported seafood products are harvested and produced in ways that support social equity and respect human rights.


of seafood consumed globally is from aquaculture


of assessed global fisheries were considered overfished in 2014

Top 10

Canada is one of the top 10 seafood exporting nations

SeaChoice is a sustainable seafood partnership of the following three conservation groups: