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Research & Development to Support Implementation of the Atlantic Canada Salmon Farming Sustainability Plan in Southwest New Brunswick



The Atlantic Canada Salmon Farming Sustainability Plan was prepared by the New Brunswick Salmon Growers' Association (NBSGA) in June 2005 in consultation with the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia and the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Alliance. The plan is a commitment by the salmon farming industry to implement the necessary changes to develop a profitable market-driven industry. It is the framework for moving forward.

The Sustainability Plan evolved as a response to the work of the Federal/Provincial Task Force on Fostering a Sustainable Salmon Farming Industry in Atlantic Canada. The report provided an update on the financial situation of the industry and the measures deemed necessary to ensure the long-term sustainability of salmon farming and for support of the market development of alternative finfish species.

The sustainability of salmon farming in Atlantic Canada will require structural and operational changes to the system framework to foster a market-driven industry. These changes will support production planning to meet market conditions, strengthen the salmon farmer's financial position to provide a solid basis for growth for the development and implementation of long term industry planning. Several areas in the system framework will require specific attention. These include support for research and development.

The NBSGA has begun a process to implement the Sustainability Plan as it pertains to the salmon farming industry in southwest New Brunswick. The proposed workshop is intended to support this effort, while also providing information that may be relevant to the other salmon farming areas of Atlantic Canada.

The objective of this workshop is to provide information so that industry, academia, and government can make informed decisions on planning and implementation of research and development related to sustainable salmon farming.

Program Name

Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP)


2005 - 2006


Atlantic: Gulf of Maine, Scotian Shelf

Principal Investigator(s)

Denise Méthé

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