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Canada's Aquaculture Sector From Research To Commercialisation

by 5m Editor
16 December 2006, at 12:00am

CANADA - Canada is the fourth largest producer of farmed salmon in the world and produces some of the best fish and seafood. The country is trying to adhere to higher standards for environmental sustainability and product quality.

After intense environmental scrutiny over the past decade, Canada now has started to look for new technologies and innovations and is trying to improve environmental issues by more responsible leadership. The market is open for input from other markets where this has already been implemented such as Norway.

Also, available data shows that there is potential to mass produce cod and other species as halibut and arctic char. Many of the Canadian operations are facing the problem of bringing the research into a commercial and profitable industry. Therefore, Canada’s aquaculture industry is in need of international investments and knowledge to progress in developing the industry.

While the aquaculture industry in Canada is evolving and represents one of the fastest growing food production systems in the world, Canada is still far behind competitors when it comes to moving faster and working smarter in order to commercialize aquaculture. This could be caused by the lack of a well-defined vision for the Canadian aquaculture sector. There is a need for government and industry decision makers to have clear reference points for decision-making and attracting international investors to the market.

Canada is the fourth largest producer of farmed salmon in the world and produces some of the best fish and seafood. It is trying to adhere to higher standards for environmental sustainability and product quality. So, after intense environmental scrutiny over the past decade, Canada has started to look for new technologies and innovations and is trying to improve environmental issues by more responsible leadership. Canada is now in the start up period for creating a sustainable aquaculture production, and the market is open for input from other markets where this has already been implemented, such as Norway.

Today, aquaculture has planted roots in every province in Canada, even in the Yukon Territory. Faced with an expanding and increasingly globalized fisheries trade, the Canadian aquaculture industry and federal and provincial governments are developing collective strategies to help Canadian companies realize the full potential of aquaculture.

Source: Eksportaktuelt

5m Editor