Turning Fish Waste Into A Commercial Product

To divert potential landfill and to turn a profit in the process, the Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University will receive $750,000 from ACOA to create a pilot facility. Fish and shellfish waste will be ground up and turned into value added products, like paint additives or diet supplements. Beth Mason, CEO of the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment, said it’s a practical solution to reducing waste that would normally be put in a landfill. The project will take two years to be completed. In a second project ($300,000 from ACOA) the Verschuren Centre will work North Sydney’s Northsyde Processing, a division of Louisbourg Seafoods Ltd., to implement a filtering system to remove shrimp shells from seafood waste. To read the full article on CBC.ca, click here.