Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please contact us to request a format other than those available.
THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2010/VOLUME 13/NUMBER 5
The Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP) is a Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) initiative that seeks to increase the level of collaborative research and development activity between the Canadian aquaculture industry and the Department, and in some cases, other partners. This industry-driven program teams industry investigators with DFO researchers. Depending on the project, the work is carried out at DFO research facilities or at the premises of industry partners.
Recently, four new projects received funding. These projects began last June and will be completed over two or three years.
Zoo-technical measures for the commercial rearing of Arctic Char
The principal objective of this project is to conduct a genetic characterization of the Nauyuk strain reared by Aquaculture Gaspésie inc. and to determine the best crosses to improve growth.
Project presented by Aquaculture Gaspésie inc., the Société de recherche et de développement en aquaculture continentale (SORDAC) and the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR).
Reducing the risk of introducing the invasive alga Codium fragile
The proposed project will assess the effectiveness of various treatments at different stages in the Codium life cycle likely to be associated with mussel spat. The study could also potentially result in new ways of treating other aquatic invasive species and verify the effectiveness of procedures used for the sea scallop.
Project presented by the Société de développement de l’industrie maricole (SODIM) in collaboration with DFO.
Optimising hatchery-based sea scallop settlement
The project seeks to increase settlement and metamorphosis success to obtain a settlement rate of over 60 percent.
Project presented by SODIM in collaboration with UQAR/ISMER (Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski) and DFO.
Brown alga (Saccharina longicruris) culture on the Gaspé Peninsula and the Magdalen Islands
Given the interest in kelp culture expressed by Magdalen Islands mussel producers, the project proponents propose to continue work on S. longicruris culture to be able to better advise industrialists who might wish to try cultivating algae.
Project presented by SODIM, Moules de cultures des Îles, Les Gaspésiennes inc. and Halieutec in collaboration with DFO
Call for new projects
The period for submitting projects for Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP) funding is currently underway. It will continue until December 1, 2010 for projects beginning in April, 2011.
This program supports projects proposed by our aquaculture industry partners (aquaculturers or associations) by granting funding for cooperative research that is jointly funded. The industry is always required to contribute at least 30 percent of the total project cost, at least 7.5 percent of which must be a cash contribution. In each case, the amount the industry must ultimately provide is based on the ACRDP contribution.
To meet the selection criteria, a project must seek to improve the competitiveness of Quebec’s aquaculture industry and include the participation of an industry partner. You will find information about ACRDP at www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca, in the Research and Monitoring Activities section on the Science page.
- Date modified: