Government of Canada announces new way forward on aquaculture management and the protection of wild salmon
“The Government of Canada is committed to making aquaculture more effective, efficient and environmentally sustainable. Together, with Indigenous, environmental and industry partners, we will lead the way towards a more prosperous and sustainable aquaculture industry.”
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
“The development of aquaculture policies that include Indigenous, scientific and seafood producer perspectives are important steps to making sure the people working in our coastal communities have long-term opportunities in sustainable aquaculture production, and that our natural environment and wild species are not placed at risk. I support the collaborative approach that is being adopted and the recognition that alternative technologies have a role to play in the growth of sustainable aquaculture in British Columbia.”
The Honourable Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture of British Columbia
“Sustainable Development Technology Canada looks forward to working with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Province of British Columbia to deepen our understanding of new aquaculture production technologies, including sensor and data technologies, which will enhance the sustainable growth of the Canada’s aquaculture industry.”
Leah Lawrence, President and CEO, Sustainable Development Technology Canada
In line with supporting innovation, the Government of Canada helps businesses incorporate existing clean technologies into their day-to-day operations through the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program. The program provides fisheries and aquaculture industries up to $20 million for clean technology use over four years.
In November 2018, the Government of Canada and the province of British Columbia announced work to develop the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund. Canada will contribute over $100 million in federal funding over six years, and provincial funding will be announced in the coming months.
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