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$23.5 Million Catch for Innovative Aquaculture

by the Fish Site Editor
16 March 2009, at 12:00am

CANADA - In 2008 the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced a new grants and contributions program to bolster the Canadian aquaculture sector.

Over the next five years $23.5 million will be made available for innovation and market access projects. The DFO say that the goal of the Aquaculture Innovation and Market Access Programme (AIMAP), is to catalyse investments to improve the competitiveness of the industry.

They hope that this can be achieved by "encouraging an aquaculture sector that continuously develops and adopts innovative technologies and management techniques to enhance its global competitiveness and environmental performance."

They also hope to position Canadian aquaculture products as having high value in the market place based on their environmental performance, traceability and other considerations.

The DFO says that innovation proposals should be submitted to Regional Aquaculture Coordination Offices.

the Fish Site Editor

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