Research & Development

Research and Development with the AANS is dedicated to facilitating growth within the aquaculture community by investing in ground breaking initiatives, projects, and programs that aim to improve pre-existing methods, procedures and protocols with in the industry. Our goal is promote studies and research conducted to facilitate growth within this field. Although the AANS aids in the procurement of funding to support these research projects, since the AANS is a not for-profit it cannot pay administrative cost (overhead) for these undertakings.

If you would like to propose a new project to the AANS Research and Development Coordinator or are interested in learning more about current and upcoming projects, please get in touch with the AANS Office.



In 2016, the AANS took the lead in the initiative “Healthy Coasts, Healthy Businesses, Healthy Communities”. Researchers from NSCC’s Applied Geomatics Research Group, based out of Lawrencetown, Presented water quality monitoring research from the summer of 2016 in Little Harbour, NS.

This project is about protecting our clean water and educating the public on how we can work together to keep our coastal waters clean. This project combines LiDAR mapping with historical water quality data measuring bacteria that indicates sewage pollution in watercourses. Shellfish are particularly sensitive since bacteria and pathogens can accumulate in them, leading to harvesting closures, disrupting shellfish businesses and limiting economic activity in the area. The AANS and our partners continue to work on procedures and best practices to mitigate any of these risks.

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