Senate recommends new act to improve aquaculture
Friday, July 31, 2015, 23:50 (GMT + 9)
A report released by a Senate Committe, intended to make recommendations for boosting aquaculture in the country, has been welcomed by seafood farmers and other stakeholders in the sector.
The three-volume report was created by the Senate Standing Committee of Fisheries and Oceans after 18 months' examining the regulation of aquaculture, current challenges and future prospects for the industry.
The document proposes, among other measure, the creation of a new federal Aquaculture Act, which would be the first of its kind in Canada, and calls for more research on finfish aquaculture and the impact of pesticides used on sea lice.
“We are confident that the Canadian aquaculture industry can grow steadily over the next 10 years and do so sustainably – environmentally, economically and socially,” committee chair, Fabian Manning, stated.
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