OTTAWA, ONT. – The Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans is investing $1.25 million in 11 aquaculture operations in B.C.
The funding will go to three finfish and eight shellfish projects, designed to improve the competitiveness of the aquaculture sector, as well as to encourage the development of innovative technologies and management techniques.
Those receiving funding include: Bees Islet Growers, Island Scallops Ltd., Island Sea Farms, Nova Harvest Ltd. Nootka Sound Shellfish, Aphrodite’s Garden, Mac’s Oysters, B.C. Shellfish Growers Association, Sable Fish Canada, B.C. Salmon Farmers Association, and Taste of B.C.
There are approximately 740 aquaculture operations in B.C., harvesting nearly $534 million worth of fish and shellfish annually.