Aquaculture in Atlantic Canada - Aquaculture research


Atlantic Canadian research institutions provide leading-edge support and innovative solutions to the challenges facing the global aquaculture industry. From improved fish feeds to fish health screening to brood stock development to marine plants and the evaluation of new species for aquatic farming, aquaculture firms can access some of the most innovative thinking available. There are more than 30 organizations involved in aquaculture research and development across Atlantic Canada. Examples of dedicated facilities in each province include:

A partial listing of aquaculture R&D and commercialization projects recently completed in Atlantic Canada may be found in the Canadian R&D Review 2011 at The list contains descriptions of innovative aquaculture research funded by a variety of organizations as well as each of the Atlantic Provinces.

Photo Credit: Cyr Couturier, MUN Marine Institute


In addition to the dedicated aquaculture research facilities listed above, there are many more organizations offering world-class R&D services for aquaculture in Atlantic Canada, including provincially and nationally funded research labs and all Atlantic Canadian universities, including but not limited to:

New Brunswick

Prince Edward Island

Nova Scotia

Newfoundland and Labrador

Photo Credit: Cyr Couturier, MUN Marine Institute


If you would like more information on this sector, please contact:

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
P.O. Box 6051
Moncton, New Brunswick

Phone: 1-506-851-2271
Toll-free: 1-800-561-7862 (Canada and United States)
Fax: 1-506-851-7403



Catalogue number: AC5-18/2011E ISBN: 978-1-100-19608-4 ACOA: 2011-12

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