Survey of the Aquaculture Industry - 2011

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A - Introduction

Please correct pre-printed information, if necessary, using the corresponding boxes below.

  • 1: Legal name
  • 2: Business name
  • 3: C/O
  • 4: Last name of contact
  • 5: First name of contact
  • 6: Address
  • 7: City
  • 8: Province/territory or state
  • 9: Country
  • 10: Postal code/zip code

What is your language of preference?

  • 1: English
  • 2: French

Purpose

The Survey of the Aquaculture Industry is designed to provide economic variables that result in the aquaculture value added account, which measures the economic production (value added) of goods and services from aquaculture establishments.

Additional information

In cases where information is reported on an amalgamated basis and relates to operations in more than one province or territory, Statistics Canada may allocate a portion of the reported information to these provincial or territorial operations. The allocated information will be shared in accordance with the Section 11 or 12 agreements of the Statistics Act, as described above.

In cases where there is a separate head office, Statistics Canada may adjust the reported revenues of that head office so that those revenues more fully reflect the value of the services the head office provides. In such cases, there will be a corresponding adjustment to the reported expenses of the units served. The adjusted information will be shared in accordance with the Section 11 or 12 agreements of the Statistics Act, as described above.

Authority

This document is confidential when completed. Si vous préférez recevoir ce questionnaire en français, veuillez nous appeler au numéro sans frais suivant : 1-800-972-9692.

This information is collected under the authority of the Statistics Act, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, Chapter S-19.

COMPLETION OF THIS QUESTIONNAIRE IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT UNDER THIS ACT.

Confidentiality

The Statistics Act protects the confidentiality of information collected by Statistics Canada.

Your answers are confidential.

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. The confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act are not affected by either the Access to Information Act or any other legislation. Therefore, for example, the Canada Revenue Agency cannot access identifiable survey records from Statistics Canada.

Information from this survey will be used for statistical purposes only and will be published in aggregate form only.

Data-sharing agreements

To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which must keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.

Section 11 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with provincial and territorial statistical agencies that meet certain conditions. These agencies must have the legislative authority to collect the same information, on a mandatory basis, and the legislation must provide substantially the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of confidential information as the Statistics Act. Because these agencies have the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and businesses may not object to the sharing of the data.

For this survey, there are Section 11 agreements with the provincial and territorial statistical agencies of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and the Yukon.

The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.

Section 12 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with federal, provincial or territorial government organizations. Under Section 12, you may refuse to share your information with any of these organizations by writing a letter of objection to the Chief Statistician and returning it with the completed questionnaire. Please specify the organizations with which you do not want to share your data.

For this survey, there are Section 12 agreements with the statistical agencies of Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

For agreements with provincial and territorial government organizations, the shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province or territory.

Record linkage

To enhance the data from this survey, Statistics Canada may combine it with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.

Security of emails and faxes

Statistics Canada advises you that there could be a risk of disclosure during facsimile or other electronic transmission. However, upon receipt, Statistics Canada will provide the guaranteed level of protection afforded all information collected under the authority of the Statistics Act.

Return procedures

Please return the questionnaire within 30 days.
Please mail the completed questionnaire in the enclosed envelope or fax it to Statistics Canada at 1-888-883-7999.

Assistance

Lost the return envelope or need help? Call us at 1-800-972-9692 or mail to:
Statistics Canada, Operations and Integration Division, 150 Tunney's Pasture Driveway, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6

Coverage

Please report the data for the business unit identified on the questionnaire. Include only those operations located in Canada.

The first page asks for the name of a contact, and the section I, for the person primarily responsible for completing this questionnaire. Sometimes these are not the same people. Please answer both questions accurately.

Reporting instructions

- Please print in ink.

- Please report all dollar amounts in Canadian dollars (CAN$).

- Dollar amounts and percentages should be rounded to whole numbers.

- Consult the reporting guide at www.statcan.gc.ca/guides-e for further information.

- When precise figures are not available, please provide your best estimates.

Reporting period information

Lines 1 through 3
The reporting period for the Annual Survey of Aquaculture is your business unit's 12-month fiscal period ending between April 1, 20XX and March 31, 20XX.

On line 2, temporarily inactive means labour actions (strikes/lockouts), or international trade actions (duties/quotas) that result in a temporary cease of operations with planned resumption in the short term.

Reporting period information - Question identifier:1.

Please report information for your 12-month fiscal period ending between April 1, YYYY and March 31, YYYY. Please indicate below the period covered by this questionnaire.

  • 1: Date from (YYYY MM DD) to (YYYY MM DD)

Reporting period information - Question identifier:2.

If you did not operate this business unit for a full year, please check the reason(s) below:

  • 1: seasonal operations
  • 2: new business
  • 3: change of fiscal year
  • 4: change of ownership
  • 5: ceased operations
  • 6: temporarily inactive

Reporting period information - Question identifier:3.

Please indicate, any change that occurred in the organization of this business unit during the reported period.

  • 1: acquired new business units
  • 2: disposed of/sold business units

Main business activity

Lines 4 and 5
Please check the one main activity, at this business unit, which most accurately describes the primary source of revenue.

In order to help you choose the category that best describes the activity of your business, here is a short description of each category.

Please check one main activity, at this business unit, which most accurately describes the principal source of revenue.

Main business activity - Question identifier:4.

Finfish and shellfish farming (aquaculture):

Finfish and shellfish farming:
Production of finfish (hatchery or grow-out)
This category is comprised of establishments primarily engaged in farm-raising finfish. These establishments use some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as keeping animals in captivity, regular stocking and feeding of animals, and protecting them from predators.
Finfish production is reported as gutted head-on and the value is based on a farm-gate price.
Exclude establishments primarily engaged in catching or taking fish and other aquatic animals from their natural habitat.
Production of shellfish (seed or grow-out)
This category is comprised of establishments primarily engaged in farm-raising shellfish. These establishments use some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as keeping animals in captivity, regular stocking and feeding of animals, and protecting them from predators.
Shellfish is reported as whole, with a farm-gate value.
Exclude establishments primarily engaged in catching or taking fish and other aquatic animals from their natural habitat.

  • a): production of finfish (hatchery or grow-out)
  • b): production of shellfish (seed or grow-out)

Main business activity - Question identifier:5.

None of the above - Please list the main activities of this business unit and indicate the estimated percentage of total operating revenue associated with each one:

B - Revenue

Revenue should be reported net of excise and provincial or territorial sales taxes, HST/GST, trade discounts, returns and allowances, and charges for outward transportation by common or contract carriers. Sales denominated in foreign currency should be converted into Canadian dollars at the exchange rate on the day of transaction. Dollar amounts and percentages should be rounded to whole numbers. When precise figures are not available, please provide your best estimate.

Please include all revenue within or outside Canada recorded in your accounts for sales to other businesses and for transfers to other units of your business.

Please exclude GST/HST, PST and TVQ.

FINFISH:

Revenues reported on these lines relate to the sale of finfish and fish eggs for grow-out.

B - Revenue - Question identifier:6.

Whole fish dressed, fresh or chilled (exclude fillets)

B - Revenue - Question identifier:7.

Fish eggs and live fish for grow-out

B - Revenue - Question identifier:8.

Whole fish live (exclude fish sold for grow-out)

B - Revenue - Question identifier:9.

Whole fish dressed and frozen (exclude frozen fillets)

B - Revenue - Question identifier:10.

Fish fillets, fresh or frozen and other fish meat

B - Revenue - Question identifier:11.

Fish, dried, smoked or in brine

MOLLUSCS:

Revenues reported on these lines relate to the sale of shellfish. Any shellfish not specified on these lines should be reported on line 17, Sales of all other goods and services produced, and list the items.

B - Revenue - Question identifier:13.

Mussels

B - Revenue - Question identifier:14.

Clams

B - Revenue - Question identifier:15.

Scallops

B - Revenue - Question identifier:16.

Aquaculture services

B - Revenue - Question identifier:17.

Sales of all other goods and services produced (e.g., other molluscs, aquaculture by-products, seed) Please name major items:

Include:
- roe;
- crustaceans;
- seed or larvae for grow-out;
- other shellfish not specified on lines 12 to 15;
- aquaculture by-products.

B - Revenue - Question identifier:18.

Sales of goods purchased for resale (in the same condition as purchased)

Report sales of goods that have not been processed or altered in your business unit and that have been purchased and resold in the same condition.

B - Revenue - Question identifier:19.

Revenue from rental and leasing (e.g., office space or other real estate, goods and equipment)

Rental and leasing revenue from assets owned by your business unit should be reported here. This revenue should be reported before deduction of expenses such
as property taxes and repairs and maintenance but net of the goods and services tax (GST). Rent revenue should not be netted against rental expenses.

Include:
- revenue from rental or leasing of assets, including office space or other real estate, goods and/or machinery, and equipment owned by your business unit (including operating leases).

Exclude:
- any residential rent or leasing.

Other operating revenue

B - Revenue - Question identifier:20.

Consulting revenue

B - Revenue - Question identifier:21.

Operating subsidies (government assistance to offset certain eligible current expenses or to supplement current revenue)

Please report contributions that are allocated to the current operations of the reporting period. This includes non-repayable grants, contributions and subsidies from all levels of government.

B - Revenue - Question identifier:22.

All other operating revenue (e.g., franchise fees, repair and maintenance, commission revenue) Please name major items:

Operating revenue related to current operations not reported elsewhere. List major items.
Include:
- franchise fees;
- repairs and maintenance;
- commission revenue.
Exclude:
- interest and dividend income. Please report this revenue on line 24, Non-operating revenue.

B - Revenue - Question identifier:23.

Total operating revenue

The sum of lines 6 to 22.

B - Revenue - Question identifier:24.

Non-operating revenue

Include dividend and interest income.

B - Revenue - Question identifier:25.

Total revenue

The sum of lines 23 and 24.

C - Expenses

Include all expenses within or outside of Canada recorded by this business unit. Exclude GST/HST and TVQ.

Labour remuneration

C - Expenses - Question identifier:26.

Salaries and wages paid to employees for whom you issued a T4 - Statement of Remuneration Paid

Please report all salaries and wages (including taxable allowances and employment commissions as defined on the T4 - Statement of Remuneration Paid) before deductions for this reporting period.
Include:
- vacation pay;
- bonuses (including profit sharing);
- employment commissions;
- taxable allowances (e.g., room and board, vehicle allowances, gifts such as airline tickets for holidays);
- any other allowance forming part of the employees' earnings;
- severance pay;
- overtime payments.

Exclude:
- all payments and expenses associated with outside contract workers. Please report these payments on the appropriate line of the "Purchased service expenses" sub-section, in Section C. Otherwise, report these payments on line 50, All other operating expenses.
- payments to an employment agency or personnel supplier (e.g. pay for temporary workers paid through an agency and/or charges for personnel search services). Please report these payments on line 41, Professional and business service fees.
- payments to casual labour without a T4 Supplementary Form. Please report these payments on line 50, All other operating expenses.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:27.

Employer portion of employee benefits paid for all employees for whom you issued a T4 - Statement of Remuneration Paid

Report expenses related to the employer portion of employee benefits.
Include:
- payments for employee life and extended health
care insurance plans (e.g., medical, dental, drug
and vision care plans);
- employer portion of Canada Pension Plan / Québec Pension Plan (CPP/QPP) contributions;
- employer pension contributions;
- contributions to provincial and territorial health and education payroll taxes;
- workers' compensation (provincial or territorial plan applicable to your business unit);
- employer portion of employment insurance
premiums (EI);
- retiring allowances or lump sum payments to employees at time of termination or retirement;
- all other employee benefits such as childcare and supplementary unemployment benefit (SUB) plans.
Exclude:
- employee portions of employee benefits (i.e., deductions from pay).

C - Expenses - Question identifier:28.

Total labour remuneration

Materials, components and supply expenses

Exclude capital expenditures.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:29.

Feed

C - Expenses - Question identifier:30.

Therapeutants

e.g., pesticides, drugs, vaccinations

C - Expenses - Question identifier:31.

Purchases of fish eggs, live fish, mollusc seed, spat and live larvae for grow-out

C - Expenses - Question identifier:32.

Purchases of fish eggs, live fish, mollusc seed, spat and live larvae for processing

C - Expenses - Question identifier:33.

Purchases of goods for resale

Report the cost of goods purchased for resale in the same condition as purchased.

Purchased energy and water expenses

Exclude energy and water expenses that are covered in your rental and leasing expenses.

Please report these payments at question 38.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:34.

Cost of energy

Report the cost/expense of purchased energy and water (utility) attributed to operations in the current reporting period.
Include:
- electricity;
- gasoline;
- fuel oil;
- diesel fuel;
- propane;
- natural gas;
- water.
Exclude:
- energy and water expenses that are covered in your rental and leasing expenses. Please report these payments at line 38, Rental and leasing expenses.

Management fees or other service fees paid to head office

C - Expenses - Question identifier:35.

Management fees or any other service fees paid to head office (e.g., legal, advertising, insurance) and other business support units (e.g., warehouses, sales centres, trucking facilities)

Business support units include warehouses, sales centres, trucking facilities.

Purchased service expenses

Purchased service expenses, that is, services purchased from external businesses (e.g., third parties).

Purchased service expenses are services purchased from external businesses (e.g., third parties). Exclude purchased services that have been reported at line 35, Management fees or any other service fee paid to head office.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:36.

Transportation, shipping (contracted out), warehousing, storage, postage and courier

Report transportation and storage costs/expenses if they can be reported separately from purchases.
Include:
- freight transport services by air, sea, or land (including rental with operator);
- postage and courier expenses (including local messenger and delivery);
- storage or warehousing services;
- moving services.

Exclude:
- shipping using own vehicles.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:37.

Processing services (e.g., gutting, cleaning, slitting, shelling of product, by another firm)

Processing services are the costs incurred when another company provides services related to gutting, cleaning, slitting, or shelling.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:38.

Rental and leasing expenses

Include:
- rental of real property (land, buildings, office space);
- rental of motor vehicles;
- rental of computers, machinery and equipment;
- all associated energy, fuel and water expenses.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:39.

Purchased repair and maintenance service expenses for buildings and structures, including janitorial and cleaning services

This item covers repair and maintenance costs related to the replacement of parts or other restoration of buildings and structures to keep your properties in efficient working condition.
Include:
- waste removal services, hazardous and
non‑hazardous;
- purchased materials, parts and labour;
- sweeping and snow removal services.
Exclude:
- property management fees. Please report these payments on line 41, Professional and business service fees.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:40.

Purchased repair and maintenance service expenses for machinery and equipment and other goods

This item covers repair and maintenance costs related to the replacement of parts or other restoration of machinery, equipment, and other goods to keep your properties in efficient working condition. Include materials, parts and labour.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:41.

Professional and business service fees (e.g., legal, accounting, engineering, consulting, advertising, property management fees, payments to employment agency or personnel supplier)

Please report only the total cost of purchased professional or business service fees here. Exclude the costs of in-house activities undertaken by your own staff.
Include:
- property management fees;
- legal fees;
- advertising fees;
- information technology (IT) consulting
and service fees;
- accounting and auditing fees;
- architectural fees;
- engineering fees;
- scientific and technical service fees;
- other consulting fees (management,
technical and scientific);
- fees for human health services;
- education and training fees;
- payroll preparation fees;
- payments to an employment agency or a
personnel supplier (e.g. pay for temporary workers
paid through an agency and/or charges for personnel search services);
- all other professional and business service fees.
Exclude:
- service fees paid to head office and other business support units not included in this questionnaire. Please report these payments on line 35, Management fees or other service fees paid to head office and other business support units.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:42.

Veterinary fees

C - Expenses - Question identifier:43.

Insurance premiums (government and private, e.g., liability, auto, building, equipment, livestock)

Include:
- livestock insurance premiums;
- asset insurance premiums, including property and motor vehicle;
- general liability insurance premiums;
- all other insurance premiums not elsewhere specified.
Exclude:
- premiums paid directly to your head office. Please report these payments on line 35, Management fees or other service fees paid to head office and other business support units;
- payments on behalf of employees which are considered to be taxable benefits that were reported on line 27, Employer portion of employee benefits.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:44.

Travel, meals and entertainment expenses

Travel
Include:
- passenger transportation, accommodation, meals
while travelling and other travel allowances;
- hotel and motel lodging services;
- railway, road, water or air transport services of passengers;
- rental services of passenger cars, buses and
coaches with operator;
- taxi services;
- travel agency services.

Meal and entertainment expenses
Include:
- purchases for clients;
- meal serving services;
- beverage serving services for consumption on the premises;
- motion picture and video tape projection services.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:45.

Property and business taxes, licences and permits expenses

This item covers the cost of various licences and permits, and some indirect taxes (taxes levied on your business unit that are not corporate income taxes, sales or excise taxes, or insurance premium taxes).
Include:
- property taxes - except those which are covered
in your rental and leasing expenses;
- property/land transfer tax;
- business and other fees (does not include
business service fees);
- vehicle licence fees;
- other licences for which no goods or services
are received from municipal, provincial, territorial
and federal governments;
- capital taxes;
- lot levies;
- building permits and development charges;
- other property/business licences or permits
not specified above.
Exclude:
- lease fees or permits paid to governments (i.e. access to shoreline or areas off-shore). Please report these payments on line 46, Lease fees or permits paid to governments.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:46.

Lease fees or permits paid to governments (i.e., access to shoreline or areas off-shore)

Other operating expenses

C - Expenses - Question identifier:47.

Amortization and depreciation (including this business unit's assets and capital lease obligations)

Report the amortization/depreciation related only to
the current reporting period.
Include:
- amortization of tangible and intangible assets;
- amortization of rental equipment;
a) for operating leases (by lessor)
b) for capital leases (by lessee)
- amortization of current and deferred costs
attributable to the current period;
- amortization of deferred gains and losses on investments.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:48.

Office and all other operating supplies and materials used in this business

Please report all office supplies and other operating supplies purchased and used by your business unit.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:49.

Bad debts, donations and inventory adjustments

A bad debt is the portion of receivables deemed uncollectible, typically from accounts receivable or
loans. Bad debt recoveries are to be netted from bad
debt expenses.
Include:
- charitable or political donations;
- allowance for bad debts.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:50.

All other operating expenses

List major items.
Include:
- payments and expenses associated with outside contract workers not elsewhere reported;
- payments to casual labour without a T4
Supplementary Form;
- other operating expenses not specified above.
Exclude:
- interest expenses. Please report these amounts
on line 52, Interest expenses.

Expense totals

C - Expenses - Question identifier:51.

Total operating expenses

The sum of lines 28 to 50.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:52.

Interest expenses (e.g., interest expenses on capital lease obligations plus all other miscellaneous interest expenses such as interest on loans and the interest portion of mortgage payments)

Interest expenses should be reported as net of interest capitalized. Interest expenses should not be netted against interest revenue.
Include:
- interest expenses related to all borrowing (loans and the interest portion of mortgage payments), including finance charges;
- interest payments on capital leases;
- any amortization of bond discounts.

C - Expenses - Question identifier:53.

Total expenses

The sum of lines 51 and 52.

D - Inventories

Inventories are to be reported at book value (i.e., the value maintained in the accounting records). Please include inventory owned by this business unit within or outside Canada (including inventory held at any warehouse, selling outlet, in transit, or on consignment). Please exclude inventory held on consignment for others.

D - Inventories - Question identifier:54.

Please report the value (CAN$) or opening and closing inventories for raw materials (e.g., feed)

D - Inventories - Question identifier:55.

Please report the value (CAN$) of opening and closing inventories for goods in process

For example: in pools, pens, on beaches and on grow‑out sites.

D - Inventories - Question identifier:56.

Please report the value (CAN$) of opening and closing inventories for finished products

For example: finfish, molluscs, and crustacean ready for market.

D - Inventories - Question identifier:57.

Please report the value ($CAN) of opening and closing inventories for goods purchased for resale (in the same condition as purchased)

D - Inventories - Question identifier:58.

Please report the value ($CAN) of opening and closing total inventories (sum of questions 54 to 57)

E - Employment

E - Employment - Question identifier:59.

Please report the average number of people employed during the reporting period.

Include full-time, part-time and temporary employees and employees absent with pay.
Exclude contract workers who are not part of your payroll.

F - Distribution of operating revenue by customer location

Please indicate the percentage of total operating revenue (reported at question 23) by the location of the customer to whom the goods or services were delivered.

Customers in Canada

Please indicate the percentage of total operating revenue (reported at line 23) by the location of the customer to whom the goods or services were delivered. Please ensure that the sum of percentages reported in this section equals 100%.

  • 60.: Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 61.: Prince Edward Island
  • 62.: Nova Scotia
  • 63.: New Brunswick
  • 64.: Quebec
  • 65.: Ontario
  • 66.: Manitoba
  • 67.: Saskatchewan
  • 68.: Alberta
  • 69.: British Columbia
  • 70.: Yukon
  • 71.: Northwest Territories
  • 72.: Nunavut

Customers outside Canada (exports)

  • 73.: United States
  • 74.: Mexico
  • 75.: Asia and Oceania
  • 76.: All other countries

Total: 100%

G - Events that may have affected your business unit

G - Events that may have affected your business unit - Question identifier:77.

Compared to last fiscal year, were there any events that may have significantly affected the reported values for this business unit? (please specify):

H - Comments

H - Comments - Question identifier:78.

How long did you spend collecting the data and completing this questionnaire?

  • 1: hour(s)
  • 2: minutes

H - Comments - Question identifier:79.

We invite your comments below. If necessary, please attach a separate page. Please be assured that we review all comments with the intent of improving the survey.

Contact information

Name of person to contact about this questionnaire:

  • 1: Mr.
  • 2: Mrs.
  • 3: Miss
  • 4: Ms
  • 1: Last name
  • 2: First name
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  • 4: Telephone number
  • 5: Extension number
  • 6: Fax number
  • 7: E-mail address
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I certify that the information contained herein is complete and correct to the best of my knowledge.

  • 1: yyyy mm dd
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