Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Aquaculture Science
Ensuring the sustainability of Canada’s wild and farmed aquatic resources is the challenge that scientists at Fisheries and Oceans Canada take on every day. Through their laboratory and field work, researchers in the department’s Science Branch are contributing to a new level of sustainable aquaculture development, through collaborative research and development with the industry’s many stakeholders. This video showcases a cross section of their work from Newfoundland and Labrador to British Columbia.
Welcome to DFO Aquaculture Science
Managing a Growing Industry
Aquaculture and the Environment
Fish and Shellfish Health
Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA)
Read the Transcript
Aquaculture Management: Ensuring Sustainable Fisheries In British Columbia
In British Columbia, the aquaculture industry is regulated and managed by the federal government. This responsibility includes monitoring farmed fish health, assessing potential impacts to the environment, and enforcing the Fisheries Act and Regulations. In this video, Fisheries and Oceans Canada staff further explain their role in managing and regulating this important industry in the province.
Prince Edward Island Aquaculture
New life for rural communities in Prince Edward Island, aquaculture operations are centred around several small, rural villages for which aquaculture provides a significant sources of year-round employment and income. PEI aquaculture includes blue mussels, eastern oysters, rainbow trout and Arctic char.
Read the transcript
Coast of Bays
The Coast of Bays Region is located on the south coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, and includes the Fortune Bay north shore, Bay d’Espoir and the Connaigre Peninsula. There are over a dozen communities in the region – Pool’s Cove, St. Alban’s, Milltown, Belleoram, Harbour Breton, Conne River, Hermitage and Rencontre East to name a few – that are positively influenced by the growth of the aquaculture industry.
Net Gain: Sustainable Canadian Shellfish Aquaculture
This video was produced in 2006 by AquaNet, a federal research network in aquaculture.
Read the transcript
- Date modified: