AQUATICS INDUSTRY CLUSTER

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The aquatics industry cluster group is working toward realizing the full potential of the Cape Breton and Nova Scotia oyster industry through research and collaborative efforts. A long standing and productive relationship in both education (over 30 years) and research with First Nations communities and First Nations organizations around the island positions us well to engage all stakeholders to facilitate the development of a successful oyster aquaculture industry in and around Cape Breton and throughout the province and region. The team is also involved with remediation strategies using organic extractives to purify contaminated water supplies.

RESEARCH FOCUS

  • Mitigation strategies and detection tools for MSX in oyster producers of Bras d’Or.

  • Boat Harbour Pictou remediation

  • Warm water striped bass production

  • Warm water pacific shrimp in contained full recirculation land based systems

  • Aquaponics integration into cold climate Greenhouse

PARTNERS

Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia

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Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

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Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries

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Nova Scotia Lands Inc.

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     IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES.
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