Wednesday, December 15, 2010

2010 a good year for Newfoundland’s aquaculture industry

It has been a good year for the province's aquaculture industry. The Executive Director with the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association, Miranda Pryor, says salmon production reached 13,000 tons this year, which is an increase over 2009. She says the province also has two new hatcheries: one in Stephenville and one in St. Alban's, plus a new aquaculture animal health facility for veterinarians in St. Alban's.

Pryor says the mussel industry had a good year, but there are still challenges to be met in developing markets. She indicated they are working on new initiatives to expand the mussel industry in the United States, for example. There are currently four species farmed sustainably in Newfoundland and Labrador: Blue mussels, Atlantic salmon, Steelhead trout and Atlantic cod. Our sites employ the latest technologies from around the world and our companies are committed to a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. Read more...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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