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Canada Earmarks $5.5M for Cod Genomics Research

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (GenomeWeb News) - The Canadian government will contribute up to CA$6.45 million (US$5.5 million) over the next three years to support a genomics research project on cod aquaculture in Atlantic Canad, Canada's Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development announced today.


The project, which is set to run for four years, is a part of Genome Canada, an organization established in 2000 to develop and implement nation-wide genomics and proteomics research projects. The cod effort has a total value of $18.2 million. Additional funding will be provided by a range of regional innovation and research partners.


"Cod has always been important to Atlantic Canada," Michael Dennis, CEO of Genome Atlantic, a division of Genome Canada, said. "Funding of the cod project will enhance the world-class genomics research capacity in Atlantic Canada and bring important breakthroughs to our growing aquaculture industry."