Northern Harvest Smolt Ltd. (NHS Ltd.), is a fish hatchery located on the western coast of Newfoundland. The waste produced by the hatchery's recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) is currently disposed at a cost. NHS Ltd. does plan to reduce costs and enhance their competitivity by re-directing the stream of waste towards land**application. Nevertheless, the company's understanding of the potential value of such application is not yet sufficiently advanced to propose it as a nutrient stream to the local farmers, and any germane information from other jurisdictions is not necessarily directly applicable to Newfoundland conditions. Thus, the project aims to elucidate the nutrient use efficiency of RAS waste and also developing a relevant plant-centered assay for current and future uses as the company expands its activities. The ultimate goal is to increase the integration of the NHS Ltd. activities within the local northern economy and support future expansion of the company by creating an integrated economic model that includes environmental sustainability and to develop and test a verification protocol that can be employed by the company for future similar technical inquiries.
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