Canada’s to get first lumpfish facility by 2021

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Newfoundland and Labrador’s Marbase will develop the site at former Marystown Shipyard.

Canada’s first lumpish facilty has officially been registered for an environmental assessment reports Vocm.

Marbase – which is owned by St. John’s businessman Paul Antle – announced earlier this year their intention to develop a Lumpfish Hatchery at the site.

The hatchery will produce around 3 million lumpfish annually.

Deadline for public comments on the application is January 14th, 2020, with a decision by Minister Derrick Bragg due by January 24th.

Antle’s Marbase is aiming to turn the Marystown Shipyard – which he expects to spend CAD 7.5 million (EUR 5.1 million) on – into the next big aquaculture hub in the country. Amar Group CEO Bjorn Apeland is Antle’s business partner in Marbase.

“Everything from robotics to net cleaning and cage development, waste management, feed systems, boat repair — I’m it’s endless the amount of service and the logistics associated with those services that we can drive from the Marystown footprint,” Antle told reporters following the announcement of the sale by Premier Dwight Ball at the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association’s Cold Harvest Conference in St. John’s, reported Saltwire in September.