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  • Feds Give Grieg NL the Greenlight for First Step of Marystown Aquaculture

    Another step forward for a major aquaculture development on the south coast.

    The federal government has given Grieg NL Seafarms, which is proposing to develop an aquaculture development near Marystown, the green light to import triploid salmon from Europe.

    Triploid salmon are rendered sterile by exposing the eggs from which they are grown to high pressure.

    Project Manager, Clyde Collier, says it’s an an important step in moving the project forward. He spoke at the recent Burin Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Opportunity Placentia Bay Conference and Trade show in Marystown.

    The move now paves the way for approval through the provincial Environmental Assessment process. Collier says he’s not sure when that might happen, but he’s hoping that will be soon.

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