Burin Peninsula Aquaculture Project Registered With NL Environment Department

The Newfoundland and Labrador government announced today that Grieg Nurseries NL Ltd. Has registered a Burin Peninsula project under Part 10 Environmental Assessment of the Environmental Protection Act entitled the Marystown Atlantic Salmon Hatchery.

Grieg is planning to construct and operate a Recirculation Aquaculture System (RAS) Hatchery for Atlantic salmon in the Marystown Marine Industrial Park. The project will include the construction of a hatchery, a smolt nursery and a smolt landbase and will encompass approximately 10.2 hectares of serviced land.

The hatchery will produce up to seven million smolt annually, which will be sold to salmonid aquaculture farms in the province.

The project is anticipated to generate up to 200 full-time and part-time jobs during the construction period and 23 full time positions during the operations phase. Construction is forecast to begin in the fall of 2015, with operations scheduled to commence in August 2016.

The undertaking was registered on October 1, 2015; the deadline for public comments is November 9, 2015; and the minister’s decision is due by November 15, 2015.

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