National Aquaculture Strategic Action Plan Initiative
Strengthening Sustainable Aquaculture Development in Canada
Canada has considerable untapped potential in aquaculture. The National Aquaculture Strategic Action Plan was developed to help Canada realize that potential in an environmentally responsible way.
Endorsed by the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers the action plan sets out a strategic vision for the future sustainability of the aquaculture sector, one that is 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:
- Social Licence and Reporting; and
- Productivity and Competitiveness.
The three areas are supported by specific action plans, which were developed through consultations with federal, provincial/territorial, industry, fish feed suppliers, First Nations and other Aboriginal groups, non-government organizations, academia, and other stakholders. The plans include specific steps that are presently being taken for east coast marine finfish, west coast marine finfish, east coast shellfish, west coast shellfish, and freshwater.
Outcomes of the action plans are reported through the Aquaculture Sustainability Reporting Initiative.
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