Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1747

St. John’s Aquaponics Project

Proponent: Lester Farms Inc.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent proposes to construct and operate an aquaponics facility at Pearltown Road in St. John’s whereby Tilapia fish will be raised onsite and the effluent water will be used to grow vegetables. The project will test the feasibility of commercial aquaponics production under the Newfoundland climate with the aim to market both the greenhouse produce and fish. The facility will include the construction of a pre-engineered wooden header house and pre-engineered greenhouse. Construction of the facility and assembly of the aquaponics system is expected to take approximately five months to complete.

  • February 19, 2014 - The undertaking was registered.
  • March 28, 2014 - Deadline for public comments.
  • April 5, 2014 - The minister’s decision is due.
  • April 3, 2014 – The minister announced that the project is released.

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