The Canadian government continues to eye aquaculture growth along the country's Atlantic coast.

Specifically, the Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture is looking to the province's southern shores, where it has stated there is an opportunity to create a salmon farm that could produce 15,000 to 20,000 metric tons of salmon annually.

"The Bays West area is a remote area lacking infrastructure such as wharves, storage facilities, and roads," the government proposal reads.

"Proponents will need to undertake extensive planning and significant investment in order to expand in this region, and will need to demonstrate ability to address these logistical and geographical challenges."