Farmed Oysters                                                                       

Oysters are filter feeders, meaning their food comes naturally by filtering the plankton from the ocean water. As filter feeders, oysters are sensitive to their environment and often the coastal areas where they are farmed are monitored for pollution a lot closer as a result.

Aquaculture 2006

Aquaculture has become a major world industry producing one third of all seafood consumed. With the second largest aquaculture sector in Canada New Brunswick is at the forefront of aquaculture
production and plays an important role in aquaculture production
world wide. The main species reared are salmon, oysters and
mussels while other species such as cod, halibut, sturgeon, eel and bay scallops are demonstrating commercial potential for the future.

Shellfish aquaculture in New Brunswick a green industry

Like all shellfish, oysters and mussels are filter feeders whose principal food source is the microscopic algae found naturally in their environment. Shellfish are actually purifiers that filter out and assimilate the organic compounds in solution in the water. Through their filtering action, shellfish help to improve the quality of coastal marine ecosystems.

Marine aquaculture site allocation policy for the east coast of New Brunswick

Guidelines for the allocation of sites in order to support the orderly
development of the marine aquaculture industry.

New Brunswick shellfish aquaculture development strategy 2010-2014

The shellfish aquaculture industry is an important generator of employment and economic activity in rural coastal communities along the shores of eastern New Brunswick.




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