Nova Scotia – Invest Nova Scotia is supporting the modernization of the Université Sainte-Anne Marine Research Centre in Richmond County to help strengthen and grow the province’s marine and aquaculture sector by providing $327,000 over two years to create an innovation hub for local industries in the marine and aquaculture sector. The hub will provide a space for the sector to solve business challenges, explore applied research ideas and collaborate with industry experts.

“The Marine Research Centre does amazing work to support our local marine sector through education and cutting-edge research,” said Susan Corkum-Greek, Minister of Economic Development. “This project will create an exciting new space, where companies can discover innovative and sustainable business solutions that will help set them up for success.”

The Government of Canada, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), is investing $125,000 in the project. The provincial Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is also contributing $100,000, and the Northumberland Fishermen’s Association is contributing $100,000 worth of equipment.

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