Fish and Seafood Processing

Seafood product preparation and packaging is a component of the provincial food and beverage manufacturing sector.

Food safety, traceability and sustainability practices are the cornerstones of our seafood sector and have earned British Columbia an international reputation for safe, sustainable and high quality seafood products.

Total sales of primary seafood production in B.C. were $1.17 billion in landed and farm-gate value from about

100 species – an increase of 31.2 per cent above 2015. The top 10 seafood commodities in terms of sales were farmed Atlantic salmon, halibut, crabs, wild geoduck,

clams, wild chum salmon, farmed Pacific salmon, rockfish, wild sablefish, wild chinook salmon and herring. Total estimated GDP for seafood amounted to $415 million and accounted for 0.2 per cent of B.C.’s total GDP.