Canada: The government of Canada is investing $143,000 in three
collaborative research projects to support the health of fish stocks and
support sustainable aquaculture, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Canada (DFO) said in a press release.
These are designed to improve knowledge of aquatic species populations harvested in Quebec, Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, said.
Among these is a $27,000 investment in a research project on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, aimed at better understanding the ecological impacts on abundance levels, which is required for the redfish fishery to be sustainable.
Scientists from the University of British Columbia will use powerful computer modeling tools to learn more about the status of redfish in this region and factors impacting its productivity.
Also, $51,000 will go to the Aquarium du Québec for a project monitoring and taking inventory of fish species populating the fluvial estuary of St. Lawrence.
Lastly, $65,000 will go to a study to develop new technologies to reduce the colonization of aquatic invasive species on oyster and scallop production structures.
This marks the continuation of investment by the DFO, which has invested $197.1 million in ocean and freshwater science since May of 2016.