Aquaculture Coordination Office, Maritimes Region, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada

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The Aquaculture Coordination Branch, later to become the Aquaculture
Coordination Office (ACO), was established in 1992 to provide a regional focus
for the DFO Scotia-Fundy programs and activities in aquaculture development. It
has since expanded to include aquaculture activities in the consolidated DFO
Maritimes Region, which includes New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward
Island. The primary mission is to develop comprehensive and integrated policies
on aquaculture and to co-ordinate departmental responses to issues relevant to
aquaculture development (regulatory, health and safety, science, technology
transfer, industry development, environmental interactions and coastal
planning). Improved coordination and consultation with all stakeholders
including; federal and provincial agencies, research organizations, fisheries
and aquaculture associations and fish farmers is the primary objective of the


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