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Last Updated: 2014-10-27

Acadian Seaplants Limited

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Legal Name:   Acadian Seaplants Limited
Operating Name:   Acadian Seaplants Limited
 
Mailing Address
30 Brown Ave
DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia
B3B 1X8
Location Address
30 Brown Ave
DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia
B3B 1X8
 
Telephone: (902) 468-2840
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-575-9100
Fax: (902) 468-3474
Email: info@acadian.ca
Website URL: http://www.acadianseaplants.com 
 
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Contact information

 
JEAN-PAUL DEVEAU
  Title:   President
  Area of Responsibility:   Management Executive
  Telephone:   (902) 468-2840
  Fax:   (902) 468-3474
  Email:   info@acadian.ca
 
 
LOUIS DEVEAU
  Title:   Chairman
  Area of Responsibility:   Management Executive
  Telephone:   (902) 468-2840
  Fax:   (902) 468-3474
 
 
Linda Theriault
  Title:   Director
  Area of Responsibility:   Government Relations
  Telephone:   (902) 468-2840
  Fax:   (902) 468-3474
  Email:   ltheriault@acadian.ca
 

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Company description

 
Acadian Seaplants Limited (ASL) is a bio-tech company and the largest independent manufacturer of marine plant products of its type in the world. It is engaged primarily in the sustainable harvesting of wild seaweeds and in the cultivation of unique marine plants for the development of technically-superior seaweed products. Through four processing plants located in the Maritime Provinces, the company processes thousands of tons of marine plants annually providing quality products to global food and food chain (agricultural) industries. Its value-added products are sold into health, beauty, brewery, nutriceutical and pharmaceutical markets, agricultural markets involving animal feeds and specialty fertilizer products such as nutritional products, plant growth regulators and crop biostimulants. The company also cultivates and processes unique seaweeds for the Asian food market. Over 98% of these products are exported to over 70 countries worldwide with the majority of these export sales occurring in the United States, Asia and Europe.

Acadian Seaplants has been producing innovative and functional marine plant products for over 30 years, achieving worldwide distribution and recognition as a diversified manufacturer of novel and high quality products from a variety of seaweeds. It is 100% Canadian owned with all of its products having 100% Canadian content.

AWARDS:
-Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for 11 consecutive years
-Mainstay Safety Excellence Award, Nova Scotia
-Business Ethics Award, Atlantic Region
-National Entrepreneur of the Year Citation for Eco and Social Excellence
-Atlantic Canada Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Health Sciences
-Canadian Innovation Leader, National Research Council (NRC-Canada) - Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
-Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor's Persons with Disabilities Partnership Award
-International Agricultural Marketer of the Year Award, North American Agricultural Marketing Officials (NAAMO)
-Natural Sciences and Eningeering Research Council (NSERC), Synergy Award for Innovation
-Environmental Award of Excellence, Dalhousie University Eco-efficiency Centre
-Nova Scotia Export Achievement Award - Growth Through New Markets
-Canadian Aquaculture Award for Lifetime Achievement, Canadian Aquaculture Association
-Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) Canadian Innovation Award for Technology
-Atlantic Canada Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Economic Impact
-Nova Scotia Export Award
-Nova Scotia Environmental Award for Industry
-Canada Export Award
-Atlantic Canada Entrepreneur of the Year Award for High-Technology
-National Entrepreneur of the Year Institute, National Citation for Technology and Innovation





 
Country of Ownership: Canada  
Year Established: 1981
Exporting: Yes  
Primary Industry (NAICS): 311710 - Seafood Product Preparation and Packaging
Primary Business Activity: Manufacturer / Processor / Producer  
Total Sales ($CDN): $25,000,000 to $49,999,999 
Export Sales ($CDN): $25,000,000 to $49,999,999 
Number of Employees: 300 

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Product / Service / Licensing

 
Product Name: BIOTECHNOLOGY
 
Acadian Seaplants Limited is involved in seaweed biotechnology
applications for seaweed extract fertilizers and crop
biostimulants; Ascophyllum Kelp Meal and other select seaweed
based nutritional feed supplements and ingredients; edible sea
vegetables; seaweed ingredients for food, health & beauty
markets; and commercial brewing products.

 
Product Name: FEED SUPPLEMENTS NES
 
ACADIAN (TM) Kelp Meal is produced from pure Ascophyllum nodosum
seaweed hand-harvested from the cold, clean and nutrient-rich
waters of the north Atlantic coast of Canada. It is a naturally
balanced nutritional supplement for all feed rations and
provides a complete and balanced range of naturally chelated
micronutrients, trace minerals, vitamins, carbohydrates and
amino acids.

ACADIAN (TM) Asco Flour is made from pure Ascophyllum nodosum
seaweed, the most nutrient-rich marine plant available for
aquatic species' use and is a natural source of balanced and
chelated trace minerals, vitamins, amino acids, carbohydrates
and essential nutrients.

SPECTRA-MIN (R) Plus for Dairy is a 100% natural feed supplement
derived from a blend of marine plants containing a broad range
of minerals plus other essential nutrients necessary for optimal
animal nutrition. Producers using SPECTRA-MIN Plus report a
reduction in the symptoms of sub-clinical nutrient deficiencies
common to today's commercial dairy operations.

TASCO(R) nutritional feed supplements for Beef and TASCO (R)
nutritional feed supplements for Swine. Acadian Seaplants
Limited's Research Partnerships with Texas Tech University has
resulted in industry patents and exciting new feed products for
commercial beef and swine operations. TASCO (R) for Beef and
TASCO (R) for Swine products are safe, all-natural feed
supplements and ingredients.

 
Product Name: FERTILIZERS, VEGETABLE PRODUCTS
 
ACADIAN (R) seaweed extract fertilizers have undergone years of
research in the USA, Europe and South America at both university
and grower levels. Acadian fertilizer products are used
throughout the world on numerous crops and for diverse
applications ranging from high-tech and conventional to
sustainable and organic agricultural management systems. Users
throughout the world report our products increase yields of
quality crops.
Fertilizer Products:
ACADIAN (R) Liquid Seaweed Concentrate
ACADIAN (R) Liquid Seaweed Concentrate Low pH
Acadian (R) Soluble Seaweed Extract Powder
ACADIAN (R) Soluble Seaweed Extract Powder with Potassium
ACADIAN (R) Organic, Granular Soil Amendments
Specialty Formulations



 
Product Name: FERTILIZERS & FERTILIZER MATERIALS NES
 
ACADIAN (R) seaweed extract fertilizers have undergone years of
research in the USA, Europe and South America at both university
and grower levels. Acadian fertilizer products are used
throughout the world on numerous crops and for diverse
applications ranging from high-tech and conventional to
sustainable and organic agricultural management systems. Users
throughout the world report our products increase yields of
quality crops.
Fertilizer Products:
ACADIAN (R) Liquid Seaweed Concentrate
ACADIAN (R) Liquid Seaweed Concentrate Low pH
Acadian (R) Soluble Seaweed Extract Powder
ACADIAN (R) Soluble Seaweed Extract Powder with Potassium
ACADIAN (R) Organic, Granular Soil Amendments
Specialty Formulations




 
Product Name: FLAVOURING EXTRACTS AND ESSENCES, SPIRITUOUS
 
 
Product Name: FOOD PREPARATIONS NES
 
 
Product Name: IRISH MOSS
 
 
Product Name: IRISH MOSS, CRACKED, BLEACHED & BLACK
 
 
Product Name: IRISH MOSS, SEA GRASSES & OTHER MARINE PLANTS
 
 
Product Name: KELP MEAL
 
 
Product Name: PLANT FOOD FERTILIZERS PREPARED
 
ACADIAN (TM) seaweed extract fertilizers have undergone years of
research in the USA, Europe and South America at both university
and grower levels. Acadian fertilizer products are used
throughout the world on numerous crops and for diverse
applications ranging from high-tech and conventional to
sustainable and organic agricultural management systems. Users
throughout the world report our products increase yields of
quality crops.
Fertilizer Products:
ACADIAN (R) Liquid Seaweed Concentrate
ACADIAN (R) Liquid Seaweed Concentrate Low pH
Acadian (R) Soluble Seaweed Extract Powder
ACADIAN (R) Soluble Seaweed Extract Powder with Potassium
ACADIAN (R) Organic, Granular Soil Amendments
Specialty Formulations



 
Product Name: PLANT GROWTH REGULATOR
 
Acadian Seaplants Limited's performance proven U.S.A., EPA-
registered STIMPLEX (R) Crop Biostimulants benefit plant growth
and development leading to:
- increased leaf vigor and germination
- increased root growth and development
- increased fruit set
- improved resistance to various crop stresses
- improved crop production, quality and marketable yields
- increased shelf life
- increased grower profitability

STIMPLEX (R)Crop Biostimulants for commercial growers of quality
crops - USA, EPA-registered
STIMPLEX (R) 600 Crop Biostimulants - USA, EPA-registered

 
Product Name: SEA GRASSES & SEA PLANTS NES
 
 
Product Name: SEA PLANTS & ALGAE, CRUDE MEDICINAL
 
 

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Technology profile

Several noteworthy aspects of Acadian Sepalnts' operations include: the advanced methods used to harvest seaweeds as a sustainable, renewable resource and the technologies created to process the natural seaweed resources into value-added finished products for sale in exacting global markets. To demonstrate, Acadian Seaplants has developed the world’s largest land-based seaweed cultivation system for edible seaweeds and has created biological seaweed extracts for global agricultural and horticultural markets as well as technical products for animal feed.

Acadian Seaplants’ sustainable and scientific management of the marine plant resources is recognized locally, nationally and internationally. It has received two environmental awards and it continues to share its sustainable resource management model with other countries.

Acadian Seaplants operates a research center and employs 22 scientists, 9 of whom are PhDs.
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Market profile

Alliances:

  • Sales/Marketing
  • Technology

Industry sector market interests:

  • Agriculture
  • Medical/Biotechnology/Chemical
  • Food and Beverage Manufacturing

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