Government of Canada announces new way forward on aquaculture management and the protection of wild salmon

OTTAWA, Dec. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Global demand for fish and seafood as a high-protein food source has increased significantly in the last decades. This demand is projected to further increase as the world's population continues to grow. Combined with unprecedented pressures on many global fish stocks in our oceans, it is clear the world needs aquaculture.

Canada's aquaculture industry generates thousands of good middle-class jobs, mostly in coastal, rural and Indigenous communities. The sector provides high quality Canadian products to markets around the world.

As Canada moves to seize the economic opportunity presented by the aquaculture sector, the Government of Canada, in partnership with provinces and territories, industry, indigenous partners, environmental groups and other stakeholders, must work together to ensure we have an economically viable and environmentally sustainable path forward.

Today, the Government of Canada is announcing that we are moving forward with a suite of initiatives that will ensure that our aquaculture sector is economically successful and environmentally sustainable.

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