"Canada has considerable untapped potential in aquaculture. The National Aquaculture Strategic Action Plan (NASAPI) was developed to help Canada realize that potential in an environmentally responsible way.
NASAPI, endorsed by the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers at their November 2010 meeting, sets out a strategic vision for the future sustainability of this sector, based on the principles of environmental protection, social well-being and economic prosperity.
To achieve the overall vision three key areas for action have been identified:
The areas for action are supported by specific action plans, developed through consultations with federal, provincial/territorial, industry, fish feed suppliers, First Nations and other Aboriginal groups, non-government organizations, academia, and others. The plans include specific steps that will be taken under principal areas of aquaculture, including east coast marine finfish, west coast marine finfish, east coast shellfish, west coast shellfish, and freshwater."