Summary - Canadian Industry Statistics

Seafood product preparation and packaging - 31171


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in canning seafood, including soup; smoking, salting and drying seafood; preparing fresh fish by removing heads, fins, scales, bones and entrails; shucking and packing fresh shellfish; processing marine fats and oils; and freezing seafood.

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    Establishments known as "floating factory ships", that are engaged in shipboard processing of seafood, are included.

    Example Activities:
    Canning fish, crustaceans and molluscs
    Chowders, fish and seafood, canning
    Chowders, fish and seafood, frozen, manufacturing
    Chowders, fish and seafood, manufacturing
    Cod liver oil extraction (crude)
    Curing fish and seafood
    Dinners, frozen, seafood-based, manufacturing
    Drying fish and seafood
    Fish and marine animal oils, manufacturing
    Fish and seafood chowder, canning
    Fish egg bait, canning
    Fish freezing (e.g., blocks, fillets, ready-to-serve products)
    Fish meal, manufacturing
    Fish, canned and cured, manufacturing
    Fish, curing, drying, pickling, salting and smoking
    Fish, fresh or frozen, manufacturing
    Floating factory ships, seafood-processing
    Freezing fish (e.g., blocks, fillets, ready-to-serve products)
    Frozen seafood products, manufacturing
    Lobster cannery
    Marine fats, oils and meal, manufacturing
    Oil, fish and marine animal, manufacturing
    Roe, fish, processing
    Salmon cannery
    Seafood and seafood products, canning
    Seafood and seafood products, curing
    Seafood and seafood products, fresh prepared, manufacturing
    Seafood and seafood products, frozen, manufacturing
    Seafood dinners (e.g., fish and chips), frozen, manufacturing
    Seafood, fresh, chilled or frozen, manufacturing
    Seaweed processing (e.g., dulse)
    Ships, floating seafood-processing factory
    Shucking and packing fresh shellfish
    Soup, fish and seafood, canning
    Soup, fish and seafood, frozen, manufacturing


    No exclusions are specified in the 2017 NAICS Canada manual.


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