Projects funded by the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program

Search the following list of projects approved under the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program.

The program aims to encourage the Canadian fisheries and aquaculture industries to use clean technologies and measures to improve environmental performance, without incurring large financial risks.

Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program approved projects
Description Code Eco-region Year(s)

Improved mapping and fuel efficiency:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $52,810 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the installation of sonar equipment to a pelagic trawler to improve fuel economy and reduce impacts to the sea-floor from redfish fishing in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Principal investigator: Pêcheries Dan Cotton

FACTAP 2018-C010 Quebec 2018-2019

Environmentally-friendly trawl equipment to reduce bycatch:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $336,803 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to install an LED lighting and monitoring system that will reduce the incidental catch of juvenile groundfish in the northern shrimp fishery.
Principal investigator: Pêcheries Oneil Bond

FACTAP 2018-C025 Quebec 2018-2019

Equipment energy optimization and carbon footprint reduction:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $65,876 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to purchase eight-sided trawl nets which will help to reduce fuel use and associated emissions.
Principal investigator: Pêcheries Vincent Dupuis

FACTAP 2019-C004 Quebec 2019-2020

Equipment energy optimization and carbon footprint reduction:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $120,947 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to install new high-efficiency geothermal heat pumps and exchangers, allowing the company to reduce its ecological footprint by eliminating the use of propane boilers.
Principal investigator: Fermes Marines du Québec

FACTAP 2019-C010 Quebec 2019-2020

Equipment energy optimization and carbon footprint reduction:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $42,977 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to replace a gas-powered barge with an electric-powered craft and electric-powered hydraulic arm that will result in zero carbon emissions.
Principal investigator: Les Huitres Old Harry Inc.

FACTAP 2019-C002 Quebec 2019-2020

Environmentally-friendly trawl equipment:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $74,582 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the installation of new trawl doors, elevated sweeps and sensors that will reduce disturbance of the marine floor and reduce bycatch of non-target species while improving fuel efficiency.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: D. Malcom Fishing Ltd

FACTAP-2018-P006

Pacific

2018-2019

Replacement of Styrofoam floats:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $19,900 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the replacement of exposed floating Styrofoam with new and more durable foam-filled molded plastic floatation blocks that will reduce styrofoam debris emanating from the shellfish farm.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Little Wing Oysters Ltd

FACTAP-2018-P007

Pacific

2018-2019

Improve environmental performance of algae culture by acquiring an automated photobioreactor:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $51,953 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the purchase and installation of an automated photobioreactor that will increase the efficiency of algal production while reducing environmental impacts by decreasing energy use and the number of plastic algae culture bags used by the hatchery.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Manatee Holdings

FACTAP-2018-P010

Pacific

2018-2019

Solar powered heating system:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $43,488 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the replacement of an existing oil fired water boiler with a solar hot water system to heat water in the recirculating aquaculture system, thereby eliminating oil consumption, reducing CO2 emissions and yielding cost savings to farm operations.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Taste of BC Aquafarms

FACTAP-2018-P012

Pacific

2018-2019

Gas generator replacement:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $5,391 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the replacement of an existing gas generator with a more energy efficient solar power system, thereby improving the environmental footprint of the facility by eliminating fuel consumption, noise and air pollution.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: D. Ritchie Holdings

FACTAP-2018-P016

Pacific

2018-2019

Integration of a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $97,500 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the installation of recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology into the operation of the farm. The implementation of this technology will reduce water use by 95%, and reduce waste by allowing for the recapture of phosphorous and efficient use of food inputs.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Miracle Springs Inc.

FACTAP-2018-P018

Pacific

2018-2019

New hydro-powered heat pumps:  Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $50,000 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the replacement of existing natural gas boilers with more energy efficient and environmentally-sound (hydro-electric powered) water-based heat pumps. The conversion of the facilities' current natural gas system for heating seawater by electric heat pumps is expected to yield a 99% reduction in CO2 emissions and an 83% energy use cost-savings.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Coastal Shellfish Corp

FACTAP-2018-P019

Pacific

2018-2019

Equipment Energy Optimization and Carbon Footprint Reduction
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $99,999 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the replacement of an outdated diesel engine on an existing vessel with a new efficient engine that will reduce 90,000 L of fuel use per year, 237.6 MT CO2 emissions and particulate matter emissions.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Atchison Fishing Ltd

FACTAP-2018-P001

Pacific

2018-2019

State of the Art Processing Technology
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $424,219 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the installation of effluent treatment equipment that will significantly reduce biological oxygen demand (BOD) by 99.6%, bacteria by 93.8%, total suspended solids by 82.8%, kill viruses and remove blood colour from fish processing plant waste water.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Browns Bay Packing Company

FACTAP-2018-P003

Pacific

2018-2019

Environmentally Friendly Oil Extraction
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $22,431 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the installation of oil extractor devices on 10 commercial fishing vessels to reduce oil and bilge detergent discharges into the ocean where it can harm sea life as well as the need for filters and absorbent cotton pads that are normally sent to landfills.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Canadian Fishing Company (Canfisco)

FACTAP-2018-P015

Pacific

2018-2019

Environmentally Friendly Oil Extraction
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $10,107 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the installation of oil extractor devices on 4 commercial fishing vessels to reduce oil and bilge detergent discharges into the ocean where it can harm sea life as well as the need for filters and absorbent cotton pads that are normally sent to landfills.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Leader Fishing Ltd

FACTAP-2018-P025

Pacific

2018-2019

Environmentally Friendly Oil Extraction
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $7,155 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the installation of oil extractor devices on 3 commercial fishing vessels to reduce oil and bilge detergent discharges into the ocean where it can harm sea life as well as the need for filters and absorbent cotton pads that are normally sent to landfills.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Moon Dancer Fishing Ltd

FACTAP-2018-P026

Pacific

2018-2019

Enhanced Rockfish Conservation and Awareness
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $74,437 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the bulk purchase and distribution of 1300 Seaqualizer rockfish descending devices, and supporting training materials, to the sport fishing community in B.C. to reduce the mortality of accidentally caught rockfish and increase awareness of rockfish conservation.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Sport Fishing Institute of BC

FACTAP-2018-P029

Pacific

2018-2019

Improved Engine Performance
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $16,312 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the replacement of old diesel engine with fuel efficient motor reducing Diesel Particulate Matter emissions by 72% and increasing fuel efficiency.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Ocean Cloud Joint Venture

FACTAP-2018-P030

Pacific

2018-2019

Integrated Waste Conversion
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $101,817 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the installation of an anaerobic digester to convert fish waste to biogas, fertilizer and water thereby reducing waste and producing low carbon energy to power their land-based aquaculture facility.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Sth’oqi Aquaculture Limited Partnership

FACTAP-2018-P031

Pacific

2018-2019

Installing state of the art processing technology
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $1,000,000 over two years (2017/18-2018/19) via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the installation of new dissolved air floatation system to improve waste water treatment and the installation of a new refrigeration storage facility thereby decreasing CO2 emissions by 175.2T and energy use by 15 – 20% annually.
Partner: Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth
Principal investigator: Cole Munro Foods Group

FACTAP-2017-C001

Ontario

2017-2018 and 2018-2019

Increase production capacity
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $22,072 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the installation of water turbines to capture natural water flows to increase oxygen levels and reduce overall energy consumption.
Partner: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Principal investigator: Lyndon Fish Hatcheries

FACTAP-2017-C002

Ontario

2017-2018

Hybrid energy system project
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $37,313 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the installation of solar panels and energy storage batteries to offset diesel transport and annual consumption by two-thirds while reducing risks posed by spills.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Effingham Oysters Inc.

FACTAP-2017-P001

Pacific

2017-2018

Engine Performance
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $41,063 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the replacement of an old auxiliary boat engine with a new fuel efficient engine resulting in an estimated fuel savings of 10 – 20% and increased dependability for operation in remote regions of the B.C. coast.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: O.M. Harvesting

FACTAP-2017-P002

Pacific

2017-2018

Auxiliary engine and longline replacement
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $34,470 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) for the replacement of the fishing vessel's auxiliary engine to offset main engine use resulting in reduced emissions and fuel consumption by ~40% and to upgrade halibut/sablefish longlines to reduce hook loss by ~82%.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Salish Seas Fisheries

FACTAP-2017-P003

Pacific

2017-2018

Heat reclamation from outfall seawater
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $33,535 over two years (2017/18-2018/19) via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the installation of a heat-pump to reclaim heat that would have been otherwise lost, resulting in a 95% reduction of propane use.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Nova Harvest

FACTAP-2017-P004

Pacific

2017-2018 and 2018-2019

Non-polluting retrofit for shellfish rafts
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $43,125 via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to replace existing Styrofoam floatation billets, which are responsible for pollution of beaches and marine ecosystems, with high density polyethene floatation billets.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: Bee Islets Growers

FACTAP-2017-P005

Pacific

2017-2018

Equipment energy optimization and carbon footprint reduction
Fisheries and Oceans Canada provided $37,246 over two years (2017/18, 2018/19) via the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program (FACTAP) to support the replacement of a diesel motor used to wash nets with an electric motor; upgrade an old tugboat engine, and make facility electrical improvements resulting in reduced fuel and energy use and reduced air emissions.
Partner: B.C. Ministry of Agriculture
Principal investigator: West Coast Fish Culture

FACTAP-2017-P006

Pacific

2017-2018 and 2018-2019