Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Closed containment pilot project gets federal boost

A closed containment aquaculture pilot project due to be constructed for the 'Namgis First Nation' has received CAN$800,000 (€617,000) boost from the Aquaculture Innovation and Market Access Program (AIMAP). The funding was announced by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Keith Ashfield, the K'udas closed containment project, which is 100 percent 'Namgis owned was one of four aquaculture projects to receive funding , and netted the bulk of the CAN$925,000 (€713,406.307) total.

"The 'Namgis are people of the salmon, having fished the waters of Northern Vancouver Island for thousands of years," said Chief Bill Cranmer. "We believe First Nations are particularly well-positioned to embrace this economic opportunity." Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers. To get your copy of  'PPLAPP' click here.
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