In Canada, wild Pacific halibut that is commercially harvested can only be landed at designated landing ports.

Wild Pacific Halibut Ports and Processing Plants

Most Canadian wild Pacific halibut is landed in Port Hardy and Prince Rupert/Port Edward. Processing takes place either in these communities or Nanaimo, French Creek, Haida Gwaii and Vancouver.

Once processed, about 35% of the production remains in the Canadian market, while 65% of the product is enjoyed by seafood lovers around the world primarily in the USA followed by Germany and Taiwan, and most recently also China, generating important export dollars for the Canadian economy.