Sustainable Aquaculture Program Overview
The Canadian aquaculture industry operates responsibly within rigorous environmental standards, the strongest in the world. These standards, based on the best available scientific research, are in place to safeguard the environment and wild fish stocks.
The Government of Canada announced a $70 million investment over five years in Budget 2008. This funding will create the conditions for a successful and sustainable aquaculture industry across Canada.
This investment will streamline the regulatory process, strengthen science to create performance-based environmental standards, spur innovation to enhance the sector’s competitiveness and productivity, and develop a certification scheme to meet rigorous quality standards in international markets.
Mission and Guiding Principles
- Regulatory Reform
Improved regulatory certainty through better coordination among federal, provincial and territorial governments
- Scientific Research
Improved regulatory science to establish performance-based environmental standards for all aquaculture operations
- Innovation and Market Access Program
- Certification and Market Access
Assist the aquaculture industry to develop approaches to ensure that fish produced in Canada meet rigorous international market requirements
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