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Projects funded by the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program

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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
Project title Description Recipient Funding amount Provincial partner(s) Project number Region
Oyster FlipFarm Support the replacement of existing cage and line systems for growth and storage of market oysters with FlipFarm technology. FlipFarm provides an ideal environment for oyster growth, conditioning and hardening along with the ability to have complete control over fouling, pests and predators. Bill and Stanley Oyster Company Inc. $187,445   FACTAP-2020-A018 Atlantic
Fuel saving generator Support the purchase of a generator powered by a hydraulic motor ran by the main engine resulting in not having to run the diesel powered generator. Olivic Fisheries $29,103   FACTAP-2019-A004 Atlantic
Fuel saving generator Support the purchase and installation of an electric/hydraulic generator off the vessel's main engine. B.A.D.S. Fisheries Ltd. (Chris Bath) $27,079   FACTAP-2019-A008 Atlantic
Hydraulic pump system Support the purchase and installation of an outboard hydraulic pump system to power the oyster boats entirely by hydraulic. Eel Lake Oyster Farm Ltd. $6,492   FACTAP-2019-A017 Atlantic
Installation of oil recycling by-pass filter units on fish harvesting vessel Support the installation of a superior oil filtration product on vessel engine(s) – install Generation 2 Filtration (G2F) oil filter to reduce the quantity of operational oils and fluids consumed. Russell's Fisheries Ltd. $12,319   FACTAP-2019-A023 Atlantic
Solar power generation system Support the purchase and installation of solar panels to upgrade its current solar power generation capacity in order to increase the energy efficiency of the farm as well as its potential to generate and store more green power allowing for greater efficiencies at the husbandry, harvesting and distribution practices. Shandaph Oysters $36,780   FACTAP-2019-A029 Atlantic
Fuel saving generator Support the purchase and installation of a hydraulic generator on the transmission which is powered by the main engine. P&R Fisheries $23,674   FACTAP-2019-A031 Atlantic
Power conversion on commercial vessel to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions Support the installation of a drive system that attaches to the main engine that will eliminate the use of 2 auxiliary engines, yet still supply all of the A/C electric needs for the vessel. F.A.S Seafood Producer Ltd. $111,176   FACTAP-2019-P003 Pacific
Hybrid heating system  Support the installation of a hybrid heating system. Salmonid growth is proportional to the thermal units provided by the rearing water. Increasing this temperature will reduce the time required for the fish to reach a similar size. This frees up rearing space for subsequent cohorts, allowing for an increase in production with similar infrastructure capacities to those already in place. Ferme Piscicole des Bobines Inc. $242,000   FACTAP-2020-C011 Quebec
Catch sensor technology for fishing gear Support the installation of advanced wireless sensor technology offered by Marport on the fishing gear of a vessel. Leader Fishing $56,060   FACTAP-2020-P004 Pacific
Multi Beam Sonar Mapping System Support the purchase and installation of a Furuno Multi beam Sonar/Time Zero Mapping System to improve mapping of the sea floor to facilitate improved catch of target species and avoidance of non-target species such as rockfish. Highline Fishing $13,186   FACTAP-2020-P009 Pacific
Project Freeze for sustainability Support the purchase and replacement of the existing freezer system on the vessel. B&S Fishing Ltd. $81,406   FACTAP-2020-P012 Pacific
Improved water quality and filtration – bilge containment  Installation of a market-ready Wavestream bilge water filter system onboard commercial lobster vessels to reduce bilge waste contamination by 85% to 90%.  Coldwater Lobster Association $37,425 Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture FACTAP-2020-A014 Atlantic
Equipment optimization and carbon footprint reduction  Replacement of the existing diesel support engine with a new 20 KW hydraulic powered electrical system to run off the main engine which will reduce fuel consumption, oil requirement and CO2 emissions by 100%. Ryan Ventures Ltd. $25,725 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – Department of Fisheries and Land Resources FACTAP-2020-A010 Atlantic
Environmentally-friendly trawl equipment  Installation of an Echo wireless based shrimp detection system that identifies where shrimp are being caught throughout a tow thereby reducing the number of tows required to meet catch limits thus reducing bycatch and fuel consumption. Russell Garth Lloyd $91,781 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries FACTAP-2020-P024 Pacific
Refrigeration efficiency upgrade Purchase and installation of a new environmentally friendly freezer system to increase freezer capacity thereby reducing number of fishing trips needed and fuel consumption.  Dark Horse Fishing Ltd. $68,598 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries FACTAP-2020-P030 Pacific
Efficient engine replacement Replacement of 2 engines onboard fishing vessels with new tier 3 emission rated engines which will reduce fuel use by 20% and reduce engine oil use by 90%. McEachern Murray and Co. Ltd. $51,000 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries FACTAP-2020-P025 Pacific
Expanded Polystyrene Replacement Program Development and delivery of PEI Aquaculture Expanded Polystyrene Replacement Program to allow operators to apply for funding to support, the replacement and disposal of Styrofoam floatation with newer and more environmentally friendly, air-filled hard plastic alternatives. PEI Aquaculture Alliance $150,000 Prince Edward Island Department of Fisheries and Communities FACTAP-2020-A021 Atlantic
Advanced centrifugal effluent treatment system  Installation of an advanced centrifugal effluent treatment system that will reduce the amount of new water required for the recirculating aquaculture system and concentrate waste in a drier form to increase operational efficiency. Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. $190,500 New Brunswick Regional Development Corporation FACTAP-2020-A009 Atlantic
Renewable energy equipment conversion  Replacement of existing oyster grading equipment from gas power and hydraulic fuel to electrically driven systems to eliminate the use of hydraulic fluid entirely, reduce fuel consumption and noise pollution. Roger Palmer $41,588 Prince Edward Island Department of Fisheries and Communities FACTAP-2020-A049 Atlantic
Air-filled polyethylene floatation  Replacement of 2 rafts using Styrofoam floatation with new air-filled polyethylene floatation. VX Tree Island Shellfish Ltd. $11,333 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries FACTAP-2020-P022 Pacific
Energy efficient algae photobioreactor Replacement of the existing algae production system that generates food for shellfish seeds, with a more energy efficient system from Industrial Plankton Ltd. Seed Science Ltd. $63,495 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries FACTAP-2020-P027 Pacific
Solar energy system Installation of 2 solar panels to offset energy use associated with lobster holding and processing operations. I. Deveau Fisheries Limited $604,590 Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture FACTAP-2020-A001 Atlantic
Environmentally-friendly ice slurry system Purchase and installation of ice slurry production and supply system onboard a fishing vessel to improve the environmental performance of daily fishing activities. Meridien Atlantic Fishing Ltd. $114,750 Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture FACTAP-2020-A054 Atlantic
Energy efficient algae photobioreactor Purchase and installation of 2 Industrial Plankton’s algae photobioreactor which will reduce the amount of plastic waste and electricity used to grow algae. Atlantic Aqua Farms Ltd. $107,940 Prince Edward Island Department of Fisheries and Communities FACTAP-2019-A020 Atlantic
Integration of recirculating aquaculture system technology  Implementation of a recirculating aquaculture system technology into trout fingerling farming. This new system will reduce:
  • power consumption by 25% annually
  • oxygen consumption by 35% to 40% annually
  • daily water use by approximately 85%
Manitoulin Trout Farms Inc. $192,300 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry FACTAP-2019-C014 Ontario
Gas generator replacement Replacement an old portable gas generator with an environmentally-friendly hydraulic generator resulting in a reduction in fuel consumption and associated emissions. Craig Bath (B.A.D.S Fisheries Ltd.) $15,753 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – Department of Fisheries and Land Resources FACTAP-2019-A013 Atlantic
Environmentally-friendly trawl equipment Purchase of a selectivity device which includes twin trawls and a system of cameras to help efficiently capture target species thus reducing bycatch and fuel consumption. 9182-7682 (Pêcheries Yan Bourdages) $114,863 Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation FACTAP-2019-C007 Quebec
Equipment optimization and carbon footprint reduction Improvements to 2 fishing vessels by installing a:
  • next generation engine
  • fuel management systems
  • particle filtration systems
  • converting to mineral oil in the hydraulic systems
These improvements will reduce fuel consumption, noise and air pollution, and risk of synthetic oil spills.
Conseil de la Première Nation des Innus de Nutashkuan $364,040 Québec, Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones FACTAP-2019-C022 Quebec
Environmentally-friendly trawl equipment Purchase of Exocet spacer panels and Marport monitoring system which will reduce fuel use and the trawl impact on the seabed. Pêcherie Clément Samuel $217,924 Quebec, Ministère de l'Agriculture, Pêches et de l’Alimentation FACTAP-2019-C023 Quebec
Improved thermal process Installation of a Lagarde autoclave which will reduce the amount of steam needed to sterilize or pasteurize the products. This device will reduce propane use by 30% and water use by 80%. Les Crabiers du Nord Inc. $224,495 Quebec, Ministère de l'Agriculture, Pêches et de l’Alimentation FACTAP-2019-C008 Quebec
Processing plant effluent treatment Implementation of a waste disposal system for snow crab which will reduce the amount of time required for natural decomposition.   Lower North Shore Community Seafood Cooperative (LNSCSC) $43,208 Quebec, Ministère de l'Agriculture, Pêches et de l’Alimentation FACTAP-2019-C001 Quebec
High efficiency boiler replacement  Purchase and installation of a new high efficiency, low emission propane boiler which will improve plant production while reducing NO2 emissions, fresh water consumptions, and waste water discharge. North Taste Flavourings Inc. $74,479 New Brunswick Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries FACTAP-2019-A016 Atlantic
Automated water-saving wash system Installation of an automated cleaning system to filter and reuse water during snow crab processing which will reduce water use by 86%. Groupe UMEK, société en commandite $147,284 Quebec, Ministère de l'Agriculture, Pêches et de l’Alimentation FACTAP-2019-C024 Quebec
Energy efficient engine optimization Modernizing of the propulsion system by installing a next generation engine, new transmission, exhaust line, high efficiency propeller as well as a MARENTRACK© remote monitoring system on a snow crab fishing vessel. These implementations will reduce fuel usage by 25% to 30% and reduce associated emissions. C.D. Pêche Inc. $245,063 Quebec, Ministère de l'Agriculture, Pêches et de l’Alimentation FACTAP-2019-C032 Quebec
Energy efficient engine optimization Modernizing its propulsion system by installing a next-generation engine, new transmission, exhaust line, high-efficiency propeller as well as a MARENTRACK© remote monitoring system on a commercial lobster fishing vessel. These implementations will reduce fuel usage by 25% to 30% and reduce carbon emissions. Pêcherie Luc Couture Inc. $118,159 Quebec, Ministère de l'Agriculture, Pêches et de l’Alimentation FACTAP-2019-C026 Quebec
Installation of a hybrid engine Installation of a hybrid diesel/electric propulsion system on the company fishing vessel which will decrease carbon emissions and noise pollution. Asadalia Fisheries Ltd. $239,499 Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture FACTAP-2019-A043 Atlantic
Energy efficient freezer unit Replacement of inefficient commercial 3 phased power refrigeration unit with a modern single phase KeepRite refrigeration unit thereby reducing the amount of electricity used. Gerald Hackett $8,925 Prince Edward Island Department of Fisheries and Communities FACTAP-2019-A045 Atlantic
Implementation of rockfish descender device Installation of a rockfish descender device in prawn traps to offset bycatch mortality. Pacific Prawn Fisherman’s Association $13,123 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries FACTAP-2019-P057 Pacific
Fish terminal modernization Purchase and installation of a BioNovations TS1-1000 holding system and a solar panel array to offset power consumption for the spot prawn fishing terminal. These improvements will reduce:
  • water use
  • fuel consumption
  • carbon emissions
  • energy use
RK Fishing $44,527 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries FACTAP-2019-P064 Pacific
Integration of enhanced recirculating aquaculture system and biomass heating system  Integration of a biomass heating system and a modernized recirculating aquaculture system. The implementation of this technology will reduce groundwater flow requirement by 95% and reduce energy use by 56%. B&B Freshwater Fish Farm Ltd. $98,073 Manitoba, Agriculture and Resource Development FACTAP-2020-C009 Prairies (Manitoba)
Energy efficient oxygen generation system Replacement of the existing pressure swing absorption (PSA) technology with the vacuum swing absorption (VSA) technology allowing more efficient use of energy per unit of oxygen produced.  Ridgeland Aquafarms Inc. $85,120 Manitoba, Agriculture and Resource Development FACTAP-2019-C031 Prairies (Manitoba)
Integration of recirculating aquaculture system technology  Installation of a recirculating aquaculture system. The implementation of this technology will increase production capacity while reducing carbon emission, energy consumption, and water usage. Cedar Crest Trout Farms Inc. $91,736 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry FACTAP-2019-C027 Ontario
Solar photovoltaics and battery storage Conversion of gas-powered power packs to a solar photovoltaic system and energy storage batteries to allow pumps to run continuously under sustainable power. Bill and Stanley Oyster Company Inc. $98,653 Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture FACTAP-2019-A037 Atlantic
Solar panels and infrastructure power source Installation of solar panels to power the oyster seed nursery system: FLoating, UPwelling, SYstem (FLUPSY). Timothy Rayner (Malpeque Bay Oysters) $36,262 Prince Edward Island Department of Fisheries and Communities FACTAP-2019-A051 Atlantic
Replacement of Styrofoam floats Replacement and proper disposal of exposed Styrofoam billets (floatation equipment) with environmentally friendly air filled billets, continuous pipe floatation systems or pouch systems. BC Shellfish Growers Association $1,139,918 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries FACTAP-2019-P058 Pacific
Environmentally-friendly underwater production monitoring cameras Purchase and installation of underwater cameras to allow for visual observation and monitoring during feeding at a freshwater cage operation to reduce negative environmental impacts from feed waste. Aqua-Cage Fisheries Inc. $95,987 Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs FACTAP-2018-C009 Ontario
Advanced composting system Purchase of a composting system to process fish waste thereby reducing waste and the need to transport waste to offsite locations. Watersong Farms Inc. $35,212 Manitoba, Agriculture and Resource Development FACTAP-2018-C023 Prairies (Manitoba)
Cover installation to improve environmental performance Installation of a large innovative and durable tarp structure that creates a barrier between trout and erratic weather and wildlife at the farm, thereby relieving stress on the fish and reducing feed and energy usage.  Cedar Crest Trout Farms $137,736 Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry FACTAP-2018-C026 Ontario
Installation of oil filtering devices Installation G2F ultra-fine particulate filters to keep vessel engines operating efficiently and achieve full running hours. Cornick Enterprises (Port au Choix, NL) $9,019 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – Department of Fisheries and Land Resources FACTAP-2019-A030
Atlantic
Installation of oil filtering devices Installation G2F ultra-fine particulate filters to keep vessel engines operating efficiently and achieve full running hours. Russell’s Fisheries (Harbour Grace, NL) $12,319 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – Department of Fisheries and Land Resources FACTAP-2019-A023 Atlantic
Installation of oil filtering devices Installation G2F ultra-fine particulate filters to keep vessel engines operating efficiently and achieve full running hours. Port Saunders Enterprises (Port Saunders, NL) $7,500 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – Department of Fisheries and Land Resources FACTAP-2019-A033
Atlantic
Installation of oil filtering devices Installation G2F ultra-fine particulate filters to keep vessel engines operating efficiently and achieve full running hours. Thorne Enterprises (Harbour Grace, NL) $11,029 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – Department of Fisheries and Land Resources FACTAP-2019-A032
Atlantic
Addition of a hydraulic generator Installation of a hydraulic generator aboard a fishing vessel that will reduce diesel consumption and associated emissions.  Hicks Fisheries $29,970 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – Department of Fisheries and Land Resources FACTAP-2019-A018 Atlantic
Installation of recirculating aquaculture system technology  Installation of the latest recirculating aquaculture system technology which will increase land-based arctic production while reducing energy and water use. Ridgeland Aquafarm Inc.  $187,500 Manitoba, Agriculture and Resource Development FACTAP-2018-C003 Prairies (Manitoba)
Improved engine performance Purchase and installation of a more efficient engine and transmission in a crab vessel that will reduce fuel consumption by an approximate of 28% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20%. 690386 B.C. Ltd. $40,889 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries FACTAP-2020-P006 Pacific
Efficient diesel engine replacement Purchase and installation of a commercial grade tier 3 diesel Hyundai Sea Sall H140 marine engine in a fishing boat to reduce fuel use and CO2 emissions. Robert Hughes $64,194 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries FACTAP-2020-P018 Pacific
Efficient water use reduction Installation of a vacuum air lift (VAL) foam fractionator and a moving bed biofilter which will significantly reduce water use while improving discharged water quality.  2074931 (Deepwater Farms Inc.) $89,777 Alberta, Agriculture and Forestry FACTAP-2020-C002 Prairies (Alberta)
Hydro-powered heat pump Purchase and installation of a water-based heat pump. This conversion will help move the facility towards an environmentally-neutral production system by reducing energy consumption by 40% and the reduction of 44 tons of CO2. L’Etang Ruisseau Bar $258,414 New Brunswick Regional Development Corporation FACTAP-2020-A007 Atlantic
Solar powered compost system Purchase of a solar panel composting system that will allow fish manure and mortalities to be turned into compost, thereby reducing CO2 production, energy use and the need to transport waste to offsite locations. Miracle Springs Inc. $68,580 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries FACTAP-2020-P010 Pacific
Installation of semi-closed containment aquaculture system Implementation of a semi-closed containment system (SCCS) to reduce environmental impact from farmed salmon to wild salmon. The implementation of this semi-closed containment system is a technology transfer from Norway and will be a first for Canada. Cermaq $752,247 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries FACTAP-2020-P021 Pacific
Integration of enhanced recirculating aquaculture system and biomass heating system  Purchase and installation of recirculating aquaculture system technology that will reduce:
  • water use by 90%
  • effluent turbidity by 87%
  • greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 60%
PEI Mussel Farms Inc. $290,696 Prince Edward Island Department of Fisheries and Communities FACTAP-2020-A015 Atlantic
Advanced industrial water treatment system Purchase and installation of an advanced industrial-scale waste treatment system demonstrating the ability to reduce waste from a land-based rainbow trout aquaculture farm in Quebec. Ferme Piscicole Bobines $303,750 Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec 2018-C001 Quebec
Advanced trawl sonar installation Purchase and installation of SIMRAD SX95 sonar to a trawl vessel which will help efficiently capture target species thus reducing bycatch and fuel consumption. Independent Seafood Canada Corporation (ISCC) $321,262 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P038 Pacific
Air-filled high-density polyethylene buoys Replacement of Styrofoam flotation devices with new air-filled high-density polyethylene buoys. D. Ritchie Holdings $6,656 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2019-P044 Pacific
Air-filled polyethylene floatation Replacement of Styrofoam flotation rafts with a fully enclosed rigid air-filled polyethylene shell. Below Sea Level Oyster Co. $48,871 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2019-P043 Pacific
AquaLogic incubator for salmonid eggs Installation of an incubator to maintain the temperature of brook trout eggs, which helps prevent against infections and reduce the use of treatment products. Centre de Transfert et de Sélection des Salmonidés $29,043 Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec 2019-C011 Quebec
Auxiliary engine and longline replacement Replacement of the fishing vessel's auxiliary engine to offset main engine use resulting in reduced emissions and fuel consumption by an approximate of 40% and to upgrade halibut/sablefish longlines to reduce hook loss by an approximate of 82%. Salish Seas Fisheries $34,470 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2017-P003 Pacific
Energy efficient algae photobioreactor Purchase an algae photobioreactor by Industrial Plankton which will reduce the amount of plastic waste and electricity used to grow algae. Island Sea Farms Inc. $318,640 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2019-P049 Pacific
Energy efficient algae photobioreactor Purchase an algae photobioreactor by Industrial Plankton which will reduce the amount of plastic waste and electricity used to grow algae. Vancouver Island University $52,470 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2019-P051 Pacific
Energy efficient algae photobioreactor Purchase an algae photobioreactor by Industrial Plankton which will reduce the amount of plastic waste and electricity used to grow algae. Nova Harvest Ltd. $95,000 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2019-P050 Pacific
Energy efficient algae photobioreactor Purchase and installation of a new energy efficient photobioreactor (PBR) which uses LED bulbs to grow high-density algal cultures. The PBR will allow Étang Ruisseau Bar (ERB) to more than double its biomass production on a per watt basis. This will result in significant energy savings while increasing the production of algae used as a food source for aquaculture. Étang Ruisseau Bar $113,000 New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries 2018-A004 Atlantic
Energy efficient electrical winch system Installation of a new electrical winch trawl system with frequency control which acts as a generator and can produce over 1100 KW of power when the vessel is shooting out the trawl. The electrical winch system is one of a suite of new devices that will make the vessel the most energy efficient “green” trawler in Newfoundland in a generation. Ocean Choice International L.P. $1,200,000 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation 2018-A011 Atlantic
Energy efficient water pumps Installation of energy efficient pumps with Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) to improve the total amount of energy used to move water around the aquaculture facility. Hub City Fisheries Ltd. $74,714 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P023 Pacific
Improved engine performance Replacement of an old auxiliary boat engine with a new fuel efficient engine resulting in an estimated fuel savings of 10% to 20% and increased dependability for operation in remote regions of the British Columbia coast. O.M. Harvesting $41,063 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2017-P002 Pacific
Enhanced rockfish conservation and awareness Bulk purchase and distribution of 1,300 Seaqualizer rockfish descending devices, and supporting training materials, to the sport fishing community in British Columbia to reduce the mortality of accidentally caught rockfish and increase awareness of rockfish conservation. Sport Fishing Institute of BC $74,437 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P029 Pacific
Environmentally-friendly ice slurry system Installation of Sunwell Technologies' ice slurry system which uses an ammonia gas freezing system that is more environmentally friendly than other refrigerants. Aero Trading Ltd. $416,000 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2019-P025 Pacific
Environmentally-friendly oil extraction 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. Leader Fishing Ltd. $10,107 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P025 Pacific
Environmentally-friendly oil extraction 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. Canadian Fishing Company (Canfisco) $22,431 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P015 Pacific
Environmentally-friendly oil extraction 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. Moon Dancer Fishing Ltd. $7,155 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P026 Pacific
Environmentally-friendly trawl doors Purchase of Thyboron Type 22 trawl doors to increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. Viking Storm Holdings Inc. $48,000 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2019-P020 Pacific
Environmentally-friendly trawl equipment Purchase and installation of a Notus trawl wireless net monitoring system on a fishing trawler to help optimize fishing time and prevent damage to the seabed by providing real-time information on catch rate monitoring, which will reduce fuel consumption and associated emissions. Clarke & Sons Fishing $88,177 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador – Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation 2018-A005 Atlantic
Environmentally-controlled bulk harvest tanks Implementation of bulk holding tanks with internal circulation systems, a design never used before in Canada, that will allow for greater capacity in the transport of product from shore to site. This will reduce the number of engine hours on outboard motors as well as highway trips required to keep the processing plant supplied with oysters. Funding will also support the replacement of a gasoline-powered forklift with an electric bin tripper, which will reduce fuel requirements and GHG emissions. Bill & Stanley Oysters Company Ltd. $52,032  Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018-A010 Atlantic
Environmentally-friendly trawl equipment Installation of new trawl doors, elevated sweeps and sensors to reduce disturbance of the marine floor and reduce bycatch of non-target species while improving fuel efficiency. D. Malcolm Fishing Ltd. $74,582 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P006 Pacific
Environmentally-friendly trawl equipment to reduce bycatch Installation of an LED lighting and monitoring system that will reduce the incidental catch of juvenile groundfish in the northern shrimp fishery. Pecheries Oneil Bond $336,803   2018-C025 Quebec
Equipment optimization and carbon footprint reduction Replacement of a diesel motor used to wash nets to an electric motor, upgrade an old tugboat engine, and make facility electrical improvements to reduce fuel and energy use and air emissions. West Coast Fish Culture $37,246 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2017-P006 Pacific
Equipment optimization and carbon footprint reduction Replacement of an outdated diesel engine with a new efficient engine that will reduce 90,000 liters of fuel use per year, 237.6 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions and particulate matter emissions. Atchison Fishing Ltd. $99,999 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P001 Pacific
Equipment optimization and carbon footprint reduction Installation of new high-efficiency geothermal heat pumps and exchangers to reduce ecological footprint by eliminating the use of propane boilers. Fermes Marines du Québec $120,947   2019-C010 Quebec
Equipment optimization and carbon footprint reduction Replacement of a gas-powered barge with an electric-powered craft and electric-powered hydraulic arm that will result in zero carbon emissions. Les Huitres Old Harry Inc. $42,977   2019-C002 Quebec
Equipment optimization and carbon footprint reduction Purchase of 8-sided trawl nets to reduce fuel use and associated emissions. Fisheries Vincent Dupuis $65,876   2019-C004 Quebec
Gas generator replacement Replacement of an existing gas generator with a more energy efficient solar power system to improve the environmental footprint of the facility by eliminating fuel consumption, noise and air pollution. D. Ritchie Holdings $5,391 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P016 Pacific
Heat reclamation from outfall seawater Installation of a heat-pump to reclaim heat that would have been otherwise lost, resulting in a 95% reduction of propane use. Nova Harvest $33,535 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2017-P004 Pacific
High-efficiency nets for invasive species management Purchase and installation of new and improved high efficiency pelagic trawl nets for catching and removing invasive mysis shrimp from Okanagan Lake, BC. The new nets will improve catch rate while reducing the amount of drag that will result in reduced fuel consumption. Piscine Energetics Inc. $57,749 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P041 Pacific
Hybrid energy system project Installation of solar panels and energy storage batteries to offset diesel transport and annual consumption by two-thirds while reducing risks posed by spills. Effingham Oysters Inc. $37,313 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2017-P001 Pacific
Identification of sensitive areas with improved sonar technology Installation of a new WASSP Multi-Beam sounder that will assist in identifying and mapping sensitive areas on the sea floor, locating harsh bottom areas that may cause gear loss therefore decreasing the impacts of the crab fishery on sensitive marine habitats. Sustainable Seas Fishing Inc. $51,855 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P027 Pacific
Automated photobioreactor to improve environmental performance  Purchase and installation of an automated photobioreactor to 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. Manatee Holdings $51,953 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P010 Pacific
Solar panel technology for improved energy generation Installation of solar panels in an existing energy system to fully offset electricity consumption from the grid, thereby reducing the ecological footprint of the hatchery. Abegweit Conservation Society $75,000 Prince Edward Island Department of Rural and Regional Development 2018-A025 Pacific
Improved engine performance Replacement of old diesel engine with fuel efficient motor reducing diesel particulate matter emissions by 72% and increasing fuel efficiency. Ocean Cloud Joint Venture $16,312 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P030 Pacific
Improved mapping and fuel efficiency 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. Pecheries Dan Cotton $52,810   2018-C010 Quebec
Recirculating technology for improved water quality and filtration Purchase and installation of a new water treatment and filtration system to reduce total suspended solids and nitrogen thus reducing the amount of fresh water required to maintain water quality standards within a recirculating aquaculture system for white-legged shrimp production. Berezan Shrimp Company Ltd. $296,310 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P035 Pacific
Increase production capacity Installation of water turbines to capture natural water flows to increase oxygen levels and reduce overall energy consumption. Lyndon Fish Hatcheries $22,072 Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs 2017-C002 Ontario
Installing state of the art processing technology Installation of new dissolved air floatation system to improve waste water treatment and the installation of a new refrigeration storage facility to decrease CO2 emissions by 175.2 tons and energy use by 15% to 20% annually. Cole Munro Foods Group $1,000,000 Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs 2017-C001 Ontario
Integrated waste conversion 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. Sth’oqi Aquaculture Limited Partnership $101,817 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P031 Pacific
Integration of a recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology Installation of recirculating aquaculture system technology to reduce water use by 95%, and reduce waste by allowing for the recapture of phosphorous and efficient use of food inputs. Miracle Springs Inc. $97,500 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P018 Pacific
Marine net sensors Purchase and installation of Marport marine sensors that will reduce fuel consumption, carbon emissions, and bycatch. My Lady Jane Holdings Inc. $75,156 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2019-P016 Pacific
Multibeam sonar mapping technology Purchase and installation of modern Furuno WASSP F3X Multibeam sonar technology that will improve operating efficiency and reduce bycatch of species of concern. 607237 B.C. Ltd. $28,195 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2019-P017 Pacific
Multibeam sonar mapping technology Installation of a WASSP F3 Multibeam sonar system that will reduce fuel use, risks of setting traps in sensitive habitats, and gear loss by identifying and mapping the sea floor. Gladiator Enterprises Ltd. $38,072 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2019-P018 Pacific
Multibeam sonar mapping technology Purchase and installation of the latest WASSP F3X Multibeam sonar technology that will improve operating efficiency and reduce bycatch of species of concern. B&S Fishing Ltd. $40,154 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2019-P011 Pacific
New hydro-powered heat pumps 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. Coastal Shellfish Corp $50,000 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P019 Pacific
Non-polluting retrofit for shellfish rafts Replacement of existing Styrofoam floatation billets, which are responsible for pollution of beaches and marine ecosystems, with high density polyethene floatation billets. Bee Islets Growers $43,125 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2017-P005 Pacific
Replacement of Styrofoam floats 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. Little Wing Oysters Ltd $19,900 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P007 Pacific
Seabed mapping system Installation of a seabed mapping system on fishing vessels to reduce time spent on the water and therefore reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Valdes Fishing Corp. $13,595 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2019-P029 Pacific
Solar energy system Installation of an emissions-free solar energy system to offset energy use at their hatchery. MOWI Canada West $305,169 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2019-P010 Pacific
Solar powered compost system Installation of a solar-powered Ecodrum composting system to process fish waste thereby eliminating groundwater pollution, reducing waste and the need to transport waste to offsite locations. Northern Divine Aquafarms $54,728 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P036 Pacific
Solar powered heating system 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. Taste of BC Aquafarms $43,488 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P012 Pacific
State of the art processing technology Installation of effluent treatment equipment to 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. Browns Bay Packing Company $424,219 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2018-P003 Pacific
UV filters Purchase of UV filters that will reduce fungus outbreaks throughout the early stages of salmon rearing activities. 9008-9129 Québec Inc. $22,500 Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec / Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec 2019-C012 Quebec
Waste water treatment and recycling system Installation of a new water treatment and recycling system that will reduce the amount of wastewater created. EWOS Canada Ltd. $384,000 Government of British Columbia – Ministry of Agriculture 2019-P042 Pacific
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