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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2010/VOLUME 13/NUMBER 5
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Funding for
aquaculture innovation in Quebec

Three innovative projects designed to improve production and the economic performance of Quebec’s shellfish farming industry have received $127,000 in total funding from the Government of Canada via the Aquaculture Innovation and Market Access Program (AIMAP).

DFO  P. Lauzier
  • Menu-Mer ltée received $57,215 under AIMAP to develop a method to stock mussels during their spawning period. The total project cost is $112,000.

  • The Société de développement de l'industrie maricole (SODIM) received $20,814 to develop a new mussel spat collection method that makes use of a net. The total project cost is $62,400.

  • The Société de développement de l'industrie maricole (SODIM) received $49,062 to develop a new sea scallop conservation method that will make the scallops more attractive on new markets. The total project cost is $159,000.

The Quebec industry will also receive funding for projects that are national in scope. For instance, a market access project submitted by the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance received $200,000 in funding via AIMAP. The goal of this study, conducted within the framework of the Canadian Aquaculture Standards Forum (CASF), is to examine aquaculture-related standards and the advantages of certification for Canada. This project also received $69,000 in funding from other sources.

Aquaculture Innovation and Market Access Program (AIMAP)

Via AIMAP, Fisheries and Canada is committed to improving the competitiveness, productivity and environmental performance of the Canadian aquaculture industry by supporting this very productive sector that contributes to the economic growth of First Nations, rural and coastal communities.

The Program focuses on short-duration projects (from one to three years) that generate benefits for the entire industry, in keeping with priorities established with the provinces and industry.  Project applications for funding in 2011-2012 will be accepted until December 3, 2010.

Aquaculture Innovation and Market Access Program
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - National Web site


Pierre Lauzier
Fisheries and Aquaculture Management