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$8,000,000 August 2013
$8m fisheries project to be sited in Volta Region The Volta Region has been identified as the fulcrum around which the government's aquaculture project will revolve. This is because the region has vast water resources such as the Gulf of Guinea, the greater part of the Volta Lake, and a number of rivers. What is advantageous to the programme is that none of the water bodies has been polluted through indiscriminate mining and other human activities

£37,000,000 August 2013
Sea Farms plans spending spree THE Norwegian companies that own Scottish Sea Farms, SalMar and Leroy, are committed to investing £37 million in Scotland over the next two years. £12 million of this will be spent on the subsidiary company's freshwater operations and a further £25 million in new farming sites

N3.90 Billion August 2013
Invested on Bayelsa Aquaculture Farms NIGERIA - Bayelsa State government is investing N1.17 billion on aquaculture farms; fish processing and storage facilities, while its foreign partners will source N2.73 billion for the project.

$43,400,000 August 2013
The owners of Scottish Sea Farms, Norwegian producers SalMar and Leroy, have committed to invest GBP 37 million (USD 43.4 million, EUR) in Scotland’s salmon industry.

$600,000 August 2013
A researcher at the University of Maine at Machias has received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the potential for new aquaculture markets for two shellfish in Maine.$600,000-grant-for-aquaculture-research-in-maine

$718,500 August 2013
With an investment exceeding ARS 40 million (USD 718,500), the Ministry of Agriculture (Argentina), Livestock and Fisheries (Minagri) aims to support the development of small and medium scale aquaculture farms in the northeast.

$600,000 August 2013
The University of Maine at Machias has won a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the potential aquaculture market for blue mussels and Arctic surf clams in Maine. The grant provides two years of funding for researchers at the Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education and will include collaboration with aquaculture companies Cooke Aquaculture and A.C. Inc. Researchers and the companies will focus on producing those species of shellfish for commercial markets

$1,870,000 August 2013
CHILE - Government Offers Funding into Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Projects The government is offering $1,870 million for the funding of projects which study a selection of fisheries and areas of small-scale aquaculture in regions VI and XIV, among others.

$85,000 August 2013
Funding to support research to protect farmed salmon: government A multi-year research project to determine if cunner and lumpfish can protect farmed salmon from sea lice will receive additional funding through the provincial government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program, it was announced today. The provincial government provided $51,600 to support earlier phases of research into the use of cleaner fish to protect commercially farmed salmon.

$10,000,000 August 2013
Jamaica’s fisheries sector is to benefit from a multimillion dollar aquaculture project targeting the production of silver tilapia fresh-water fish with potential earnings up to USD 200 million (EUR 150.7 million) per annum.

$5,000,000 July 2013
Israeli firm builds $5m fish feed mill in Ghana A $5 million fish feed mill with an installed capacity of 24,000 metric tonnes has been inaugurated at Prampram, near Tema in Ghana, to help boost the aquaculture sector of the country. The Israeli mill, Raanan Fish Feed West Africa, is the first in West Africa to apply the technology of producing floating extruded fish feed for tilapia and catfis

$85,000,000 July 2013
Ghana launches $85 million Aquaculture Development Plan The Ghana National Aquaculture Development Plan (GNADP) has been launched, as the country's first blueprint to guide the sustainable development of the aquaculture value chain. Implementation of the plan will cover a five year period at a cost of US$85 million. With financial and technical support from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the Plan is aimed at enhancing and improving the practice, management and development of aquaculture as a viable business.

$700,000 June 2013
The regional government of Cajamarca will invest PEN 2 million (USD 725,160) to produce tilapia fingerlings in the province of San Ignacio so as to export them.

$6,000,000 June 2013
CP Prima to build 2 new aquafeed feed mills Despite the drop in sales of shrimp however the company's feed business is doing well, with sales of fish and shrimp feed increasing 15.75% year-on-year, up to IDR 672.73bn (USD$67 million). Indonesia's largest shrimp farmer and processor, Central Proteinaprima (CP Prima), will open its new aqua feedmill located in Lampung in the third quarter of this year.

$1,100,000 June 2013
This project aims to ensure that the Southern Bluefin Tuna and Yellowtail Kingfish industries have the opportunity to expand without adverse impact on the environment. SARDI researcher Kathryn Wiltshire said the trials aim to find the right type of seaweed and determine the mass needed to effectively and naturally remove finfish aquaculture waste. It may also herald the start of a new Australian industry for products derived from seaweed, for which there is a growing demand in national and international markets.

$86,000 June 2013
Funding supports mussel marketing campaign The provincial mussel industry will engage in a new promotional campaign aimed at increasing sales in Canada, the U.S. and China with support from the provincial government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program, it was announced today.

$7,000,000 June 2013
Tasmania aquaculture industry to receive a $7m boost The federal government has provided a $7m grant towards Tasmania’s Macquarie Harbour Aquaculture Hub.$7-m-bo

$2,000,000 May 2013
Scottish Sea Farms invests over £2 million in new site plus an additional £5 million working capital investment every two years, spent with Scottish suppliers.

$1,000,000 May 2013
Cardinal Farms Aquaculture has chosen South Sioux City, Nebraska to establish its one million dollar fresh fish production facility.

$4,700,000 April 2013
The Under-secretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Subpesca) has decided to increase the budget for the field of aquaculture, which will be CLP 5,500 million (USD 11.6 million) for 2013. Subpesca head, Pablo Galilea, explained that health research will be allocated CLP 2,271 million (USD 4.7 million) from Subpesca, of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Fund (FIP) and of the Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP).

$1,455,000 April 2013
Funding to help sustainable aquaculture projects Five important projects focusing on aquaculture will benefit from the latest round of Sustainable Farming Fund grants, Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy has announced today. The projects will commence 1 July 2013 and run for one to three years.

$86,500.000 April 2013
South Africa; State launches aquaculture incentive - The Department of Trade and Industry has launched an R800-million (US $86 500 000) aquaculture grant scheme in an effort to stimulate investment and create more jobs in the sector.

$10,160,700 March 2013
National Prawn Co. to Built New Large Offshore Finfish Farm National Prawn Co., a leading company in desert coastal aquaculture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has confirmed a new contract with AKVA Group. The first large contract for delivery of advanced and proven cage farming technology to the Middle East region

$57,500,000 March 2013
Money for aquaculture, but not wild salmon, critics note MPs say federal budget fails to respond to Cohen report on B.C. salmon decline

$800,000,000 March 2013
SA aquaculture sector gets R800m boost 28th South Africa Government has launched an R800-million aquaculture programme, offering cost-sharing grants of up to R40-million per company in a bid to stimulate investment and create more jobs in the sector

$2,000,000 March 2013
Aquaculture Hatchery Completes C$2 Million Expansion - The recent addition of several buildings and related hatchery infrastructure at Manatee Holdings’ Gartley Point Aquaculture Hatchery in Royston will help the facility move forward with its efforts to develop and implement an Adaptive Management Plan for the coastal waters of British Columbia, according to Manatee Holdings president, Eric Gant.

$340,000 March 2013
MPI grants Waikato Regional Council $340,000 for aquaculturePress Release: Ministry For Primary Industries The Aquaculture Planning Fund was set up in 2012 to help regional councils with the costs of coastal planning for aquaculture in accordance with the Resource Management Act and the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010. So far it has approved three applications, with a combined value of $890,000

$765,000 January 2013
The Research Council of Norway’s programme for aquaculture has allocated NOK 4.2 million for a three-year project about the legitimacy of the aquaculture industry at local level and conditions that influence access to area in the coastal zone.

$39,000,000 January 2013
Aquaculture Technology pools to receive more than USD 39milion Three technological pools of great importance to Chilean aquaculture, based on Los Lagos Region, have together received financial assistance totalling CLP 18,600 million (USD 39.2 million). Of this, the Chilean Economic Development Agency (Corfo) provides CLP 10,100 million (USD 21.2 million) and the private sector, CLP 8,500 million (USD 17.9 million). The first company works in the field of biofuels, and the other two in aquaculture research.

$250,000 December 2012
A Brunswick firm will use nearly a quarter million dollars in state funding to study aquaculture processes on the Maine coast. The award is part of what Maine Technology Institute said is $1.5 million it awarded to 28 state-based companies working to develop technology based products and services in aquaculture, marine technology, forestry, agriculture and precision manufacturing.

$4,000,000 December 2012
A SCOTTISH salmon producer, Loch Duart, is to receive a £4 million boost to help it expand into international markets. Loch Duart has a very strong international reputation for improving and leading the standards of the salmon farming industry. This £4 million funding from the Scottish Investment Bank (SIB), together with Scottish Venture Fund partners Capricorn Investment Group, will help Loch Duart achieve its international growth objectives, while safeguarding jobs and creating new ones.

$26,000,000 November 2012
The Government is supporting a NZ$26 million initiative that seeks to boost aquaculture by domesticating the New Zealand Greenshell Mussel.

$125,000 November 2012
The provincial government is providing a $125,000 term loan to New Brunswick-based Silk Stevens Ltd. to assist the company in establishing operations in Grand Falls-Windsor. The provincial government has invested significantly in its development, including over $24 million in projects since 2006, which has leveraged over $400 million from the private sector.

$1,000,000 November 2012
The provincial government has approved $1 million to expand the existing aquaculture wharf in the community of Pool’s Cove to accommodate larger vessels and address the needs of a growing aquaculture industry on the south coast.$1-million-for-Pool%26rsquos-Cove-wharf/1

$5,000,000 November 2012
Gray Aqua Group Limited has received C$5 million, through the Provincial Government’s Aquaculture Capital Equity Programme, to expand its salmon farming business on the south coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.

$135,000 November 2012
Shellfish Culture Tasmania is using a $135,000 grant from the Tasmanian Government Innovation and Investment Fund to help install new grading and hatchery equipment.

$10,000 November 2012
The United States currently plays a small part in producing aquaculture, but it plays a huge part in supplying investments, equipment and technology to the industry. Thanks to the support of local farmers and America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, Calloway County School District received a $10,000 grant to fund an aquaculture lesson plan, with the goal of generating student interest and involvement in the industry.

$2,000,000 October 2012
The Brazilian government will invest BRL 4,100 million (USD 2,000 million) until 2014 to double fish production and reach two million tonnes per year.

$1,355,000 October 2012
As part of the R&D process, Blue Ridge will receive a $673,060 matching grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission for staff, supplies and equipment to further develop its recirculating aquaculture system and increase shrimp production, said Blue Ridge Director of Business Development Martin Gardner. Blue Ridge must match that grant, with the total budget for the R&D project being $1.355 million, Franklin said. Although the grant has been approved by the tobacco commission, some contracts still must be signed.

$500,000 - 2012
Chinese funding Florida charter schools including an aquaculture farm Chinese investors are taking advantage of the EB-5 investment visa program, the so-called "green card via red carpet," by putting millions into Florida's charter schools and an aquaculture farm in Central Florida. In addition, about 12 other Chinese investors have put their $500,000 into a $16 million aquaculture project on 100 acres in Fellsmere, FL. The project, according to Clifford Morris, president of Florida Organic Aquaculture, provides a controlled, natural and sustainable way to grow Pacific white shrimp.

$30,000,000 October 2012
Aquaculture industry gets €30m boost from EU. The head of the European Union delegation to Jamaica. Jamaica is the befeficiary of the 30 million euro ACP Fish II Programe funded by the EU to strengthen fisheries management, improve food security and aleviate poverty.

$1,000,000 October 2012
A major international initiative has been launched to better understand the role of aquaculture in food security in poor countries. The European Union (EU) is funding the three-year project with one million Euros, which is managed by FAO in partnership with a global alliance of 20 development agencies, governments and universities.

$5,700,000 September 2012
IDREEM pairs aquaculture businesses and research institutions in strategic partnerships to promote rapid implementation, allowing instant transfer between research findings and commercial applications. The €5.7 million project, set to start in October 2012, is coordinated by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) and delivered in collaboration with fourteen industrial and research partners from across Europe. A new European research project called IDREEM (Increasing Industrial Resource Efficiency in European Mariculture) is being launched to protect the long-term sustainability of European aquaculture by developing and demonstrating a new innovative production technology, Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture or IMTA.

$400,000 September 2012
Halibut grower receives $400000 from Ottawa The federal government is giving $400,000 to a Shelburne County halibut Aquaculture Company. Scotian Halibut Ltd. of Clark's Harbour produces juvenile Atlantic halibut for North American and European markets. Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith ...

$47,000 August 2012
Representatives from the Cargill-U.S. Aquaculture division presented the LSU AgCenter with a $47,306 check on Aug. 22 to help finance alligator research at the Aquaculture Research Station in Baton Rouge.

$380,000 August 2012
Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, has announced close to $380,000 in government funding to support three innovative aquaculture projects in Newfoundland and Labrador.

$80,000 July 2012
Innovative Aquaculture in Prince Edward Island Receives Boost from Government CANADA - Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, has announced that Somers Island Blues Inc. will receive C$80000 in funding from the Government of Canada to support an innovative aquaculture project in Prince Edward Island.

$10,000 July 2012
The South Central Oregon Economic Development District has been awarded a $10,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to assist in a feasibility study of aquaculture business development. The study will evaluate potential sites, available infrastructure and design criteria for future aquaculture developments that will utilize geothermal water, said Jill Rees, USDA Rural Development Public Affairs Specialist.

$25 million June 2012
The Nova Scotia government is lending $25 million to Cooke Aquaculture Inc. to expand its operations in Shelburne, Digby and Truro, it announced Thursday. Of the $25 million, $16 million of the loan will bear interest, but the remaining $9 million will be forgivable

$175,000 May 2012
Researchers on the Burin Peninsula hope government money will help them find a way to harness ocean energy as a source of power for the aquaculture industry. The Newfoundland and Labrador government has given the College of the North Atlantic $175000 ...

$90,000 May 2012
A GROUP of tilapia producers received $90,000 from the Department of Commerce to develop a CNMI workforce in aquaculture.

$184,000,000 April 2012
Norway Helps Fund Aquaculture Project in Nepal The Government of Norway has agreed to provide a grant assistance of 184 million Norwegian Kroner (approximately Rs. 252.1 million) to Nepal for the implementation of Fish Farming Development Project. Krishna Hari Banskota, Secretary ...

$1,000,000 February 2012
The University of Guelph received nearly $1 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council for research projects that will benefit Canada's aquaculture industry. The funding is part of a larger, three-year $32 million ...

$970,000 January 2012
Gail Shea, Regional Minister for Prince Edward Island (PEI) and Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced that the Government of Canada will invest almost C$970000 to support three innovative aquaculture projects in Prince Edward Island.

$64,300,000 January 2012
The National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (CONAPESCA) plans to invest this year a total of MXN 845 million (USD 64.3 million) in equipment and infrastructure works for fisheries and aquaculture in the country, in order to support the sector activities.

$4,000,000 January 2012
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded a major grant to study the causes of certain types of fish poisoning in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean - and it has no connection with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster. The NOAA is making available $4-million over five ...

$750,000 euros
£750k available to Scotland’s inshore fisheries THE Scottish Government has announced that three quarters of a million pounds has been made available under a new strategy for fishing activity close to shore.

$900,000 euros
Further funding for offshore re-newables A NEW £900,000 initiative to support rapid growth in the developing offshore wind supply chain was launched at a conference in Aberdeen yesterday.

$4,200,000 euros
Funding available for Scottish coastal communities ABOUT £4.2 million of EU funding has been made available to coastal communities by the Scottish Government, in a bid to encourage business diversification in areas that rely on, or once relied on, the fishing industry. The funding can be accessed across 13 local council areas

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