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Sep 19, 2016

Double aquaculture production and reap billions, Senate committee urges

Canada needs a robust federal aquaculture act to support the sustainable growth of a $1-billion industry that is already helping to revitalize remote, rural and coastal communities. On Monday, the Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans reissued its report called An Ocean of Opportunities: Aquaculture in Canada. The report offers 10 recommendations to strengthen the environmental sustainability and economic viability of this industry while increasing public confidence. Senators discussed their findings at the Aquaculture Canada and Cold Harvest conference in St. John’s, NL. This year’s theme — leading sustainable food production — is in harmony with the committee’s own views on aquaculture. Aquaculture production should be doubled within the next 10 years, the committee said, provided that operators adhere to environmentally-sound practices.  Read the article.

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