Survey of the Aquaculture Industry - 2012
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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
The Annual Survey of the Aquaculture Industry collects the financial and operating data needed to develop national and regional economic policies and programs.
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.
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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.
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.
Statistics Canada will use information from this survey for statistical purposes only.
To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data-sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to 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.
To enhance the data from this survey, Statistics Canada may combine it with information from other surveys or from administrative sources.
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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.
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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.
- 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
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
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):
- 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
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.
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
B - Revenue - Question identifier:13.
B - Revenue - Question identifier:14.
B - Revenue - Question identifier:15.
B - Revenue - Question identifier:16.
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:
B - Revenue - Question identifier:18.
Sales of goods purchased for resale (in the same condition as purchased)
B - Revenue - Question identifier:19.
Revenue from rental and leasing (e.g., office space or other real estate, goods and equipment)
Other operating revenue
B - Revenue - Question identifier:20.
B - Revenue - Question identifier:21.
Operating subsidies (government assistance to offset certain eligible current expenses or to supplement current revenue)
B - Revenue - Question identifier:22.
All other operating revenue (e.g., franchise fees, repair and maintenance, commission revenue) Please name major items:
B - Revenue - Question identifier:23.
Total operating revenue
B - Revenue - Question identifier:24.
B - Revenue - Question identifier:25.
C - Expenses
C - Expenses - Question identifier:26.
Salaries and wages paid to employees for whom you issued a T4 - Statement of Remuneration Paid
C - Expenses - Question identifier:27.
Employer portion of employee benefits paid for all employees for whom you issued a T4 - Statement of Remuneration Paid
C - Expenses - Question identifier:28.
Total labour remuneration
Materials, components and supply expenses
C - Expenses - Question identifier:29.
C - Expenses - Question identifier:30.
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
Purchased energy and water expenses
C - Expenses - Question identifier:34.
Cost of energy
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)
Purchased service expenses
Purchased service expenses, that is, services purchased from external businesses (e.g., third parties).
C - Expenses - Question identifier:36.
Transportation, shipping (contracted out), warehousing, storage, postage and courier
C - Expenses - Question identifier:37.
Processing services (e.g., gutting, cleaning, slitting, shelling of product, by another firm)
C - Expenses - Question identifier:38.
Rental and leasing expenses
C - Expenses - Question identifier:39.
Purchased repair and maintenance service expenses for buildings and structures, including janitorial and cleaning services
C - Expenses - Question identifier:40.
Purchased repair and maintenance service expenses for machinery and equipment and other goods
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)
C - Expenses - Question identifier:42.
C - Expenses - Question identifier:43.
Insurance premiums (government and private, e.g., liability, auto, building, equipment, livestock)
C - Expenses - Question identifier:44.
Travel, meals and entertainment expenses
C - Expenses - Question identifier:45.
Property and business taxes, licences and permits expenses
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)
C - Expenses - Question identifier:48.
Office and all other operating supplies and materials used in this business
C - Expenses - Question identifier:49.
Bad debts, donations and inventory adjustments
C - Expenses - Question identifier:50.
All other operating expenses
C - Expenses - Question identifier:51.
Total operating expenses
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)
C - Expenses - Question identifier:53.
D - Inventories
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$) of opening and closing inventories for goods in process
D - Inventories - Question identifier:56.
Please report the value (CAN$) of opening and closing inventories for finished products
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.
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
- 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
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.
I - Contact information
Name of person to contact about this questionnaire:
- 1: Mr.
- 2: Mrs.
- 3: Miss
- 4: Ms
- 1: Last name
- 2: First name
- 3: Title
- 4: Telephone number
- 5: Extension number
- 6: Fax number
- 7: E-mail address
- 8: Website address
I certify that the information contained herein is complete and correct to the best of my knowledge.
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