What Is Aquaculture?

Farming the ocean for finfish, shellfish and aquatic plants has been a way of life for people around the world for centuries, dating back to the Ancient Egyptians and the Aztecs. Modern salmon farming didn’t get its start in Canada until about 40 years ago.

Atlantic Canada helped pioneer the aquaculture industry, and continues to be recognized as an innovative international leader today. From highly-skilled engineers, veterinarians and researchers to marine biologists, scientists and farmers, the men and women who work in aquaculture industry are world-class experts in their fields.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, farmers grow four species: Atlantic salmon, Blue mussels, Steelhead trout and Atlantic cod. Our farms employ the latest technologies from around the world, and our companies are committed to a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

For more information on Responsible and Sustainable Salmon Farming: ATLANTIC SALMON