The Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP) is a Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) initiative to increase the level of collaborative research and development activity between the aquaculture industry and the department.

The ACRDP teams industry with DFO researchers to undertake research activities that lie within the mandate of DFO but are based on the needs and priorities of the aquaculture industry.

The key goals of the program are to:

  • Improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the Canadian aquaculture industry;
  • Increase collaborative research between the department and industry;
  • Facilitate the process of technology transfer and knowledge mobilization; and
  • Increase scientific capacity of the Canadian aquaculture industry for essential aquaculture research and development.

The broad research and development objectives and priorities, under which ACRDP projects will be considered are:

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For further information on the Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program, please contact or see Program Contacts.