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Acadian Sturgeon was awarded a DFO AIMAP research project in value of $77,000.

April 06, 2011

A two year, $77,000 research project - "DEVELOPMENT OF AN AUTOMATIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR LIVE FEED, MICRODIETS AND PROPHYLACTIC TREATMENTS FOR STURGEON LARVAE AND EARLY JUVENILES" was awarded to our company as part of the round II of the DFO AIMAP Program. Co-funding from NRC IRAP and DAAF will also help this innovative research project.

This will allow our company to employ Dr. Paymon Roustaian as scientific project manager and a research technician (to be recruited) and build a stronger R&D team that will foster the sturgeon aquaculture development in Canada.

The AIMAP aim is to Improve the competitiveness of the Canadian aquaculture industry by encouraging an aquaculture sector that continuously develops and adopts innovative technologies and management techniques to enhance its global competitiveness and environmental performance. This project is part of our long term plan to develop a sustainable sturgeon aquaculture business that would help diversify Canadian seafood production, create jobs and development for rural areas of New Brunswick and develop an environmental friendly inland aquaculture technology fro growing sturgeon – some of the most valuable fish in our waters.