World needs aquaculture: Synard
Marystown Mayor Sam Synard said people should not fear aquaculture.
“We should embrace aquaculture,” he said. “Aquaculture has been around for thousands of years, and large-scale aquaculture has been around for (the past) 25-30 years — in Norway last year they produced one million metric tons of salmon.”
He said the Placentia Bay project is looking to produce 30,000 metric tons, resulting in 800 jobs for the Burin Peninsula. Synard added that if the numbers produced were to increase to that in Norway, “we could have thousands of jobs here.”
Synard said there is no closing the door on aquaculture.
“Let’s make it the best process possible,” he said, “the safest, the best advanced and go with it…the world needs aquaculture.” Thomas Grieg, owner of Grieg NL, welcomed the financial assistance from both the provincial and federal governments.