Goal 15

Fisheries and Agriculture Exports

The value of exports from the fisheries (including aquaculture) and the agricultural sectors will each have doubled on a sustainable basis.

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Current situation

After declining to a low of $963 million in 2010, domestic exports of Nova Scotia agricultural, fishery, and food products have grown by more than $1 billion to $2.1 billion in 2016. This acceleration in seafood exports has put this goal on track to meet the target well ahead of time. Agriculture exports however, have shown little growth.

year fish and seafood agri-products target baseline
2000 1098 162 2300 1150
2001 1146 174 2300 1150
2002 1236 191 2300 1150
2003 1178 217 2300 1150
2004 1089 265 2300 1150
2005 1034 267 2300 1150
2006 974 257 2300 1150
2007 951 249 2300 1150
2008 843 219 2300 1150
2009 810 175 2300 1150
2010 794 183 2300 1150
2011 902 230 2300 1150
2012 922 229 2300 1150
2013 1054 252 2300 1150
2014 1260 282 2300 1150
2015 1684 305 2300 1150
2016 1809 292 2300 1150

What this means

This data measures the current dollar value of Nova Scotia seafood and agricultural products that are exported to other countries (not including shipments to other provinces). Some of the recent growth has been due in part to strong lobster prices and, to a lesser extent, volume increases.

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