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Acadia & Ocean’s Pride Fisheries

The global sea cucumber market is growing, and Atlantic Canada is quickly becoming a key supplier, but little is known about this underwater creature. Marine researchers at Acadia University are informing this industry by studying sea cucumber stocks to estimate the abundance and distribution of sea cucumbers in Nova Scotia’s waters.

This video shows off the collaboration between Acadia’s researchers and Ocean Pride Fisheries, a local fishery that harvests sea cucumbers along the South Shore. When local industry collaborates with the world-class research at our Atlantic Canadian universities, we all benefit and, in this case, the results are better informed, more sustainable fishing practices.