Thursday, March 1, 2012

Aquaculture in Atlantic Canada needs to increase research/development

The Atlantic Canadian aquaculture sector needs to increase its research and development, if its wants to remain competitive in the global market. According to a think tank report, The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council said the region's economy has benefited from rapid growth in the industry worldwide. "Overall, (it's) an important industry for all four provinces," Patrick Brannon, a research analyst with the council, said in an interview.
Aquaculture in Atlantic Canada
"It's especially important to rural communities which are struggling to find employment for people." But the Halifax-based council warned the high value of the Canadian dollar, fish disease, rising competition and environmental concerns will continue to put pressure on the industry, which in Atlantic Canada mostly involves farmed salmon. 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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