Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

Gaspé, QC

ABOUT Merinov

Merinov is the largest integrated center for applied research in the fields of fisheries, aquaculture, and the processing and marketing of aquatic products in Canada.

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Merinov David Courtemanche

David Courtemanche
Chief Executive Officer


96 montée de Sandy Beach, bureau 2.05, Gaspé, QC G4X 2V6

Services offered in: English and French

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  1. Fisheries and Aquaculture
  2. Industrial processes and seafood processing
  3. Adding value to biotechnology products and processes
  4. Development of ingredients and food products
  5. Support and technologies for marine environmental monitoring


  1. Agriculture
  2. Biotechnology
  3. Clean Technology
  4. Environmental Technology
  5. Food Innovation
  6. Natural Resources
  7. Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering
  8. Water technology


Equipment Function
Laboratory of Microbiology on Food Pathogens. Specialized Laboratories
Laboratory of microbiology on the marine environment (ISO 17025). Specialized Laboratories
Laboratory of analytical and preparatory chemistry. Specialized Laboratories
Laboratory of rheology (temperature, analysis of texture, color or viscosity). Specialized Laboratories
Sensory and organoleptic evaluation laboratory. Specialized Laboratories
Multifunctional laboratories for biological analyzes of organisms and their conservation. Specialized Laboratories
Laboratories for analysis of images on microscopic observations or video sockets. Specialized Laboratories
Aquaculture and wet laboratories (Magdalen Islands and Grande-Rivière) with intake and freshwater intakes. These facilities are capable of raising fish, crustaceans and molluscs according to various production parameters. All the laboratories have a quarantaine unit. Specialized Laboratories
Laboratory for the production of macro algae. Specialized Laboratories
Fishing gear design laboratory. Specialized Laboratories
Equipment for producing macro and micro algae.
Equipment for environmental monitoring (current meter, multi-parameter probes, etc.).
Aquaculture Monitoring equipment (oxygen, temperature, etc.).
Underwater video equipment.
Fleet of nine research vessels ranging from the 5-meter inflatable to the 15-meter versatile research vessel.
Food development platform (408 m2), equipped with three multipurpose rooms, houses pilot equipment for the development of prototypes.
Standardized multipurpose food processing plant (ÉPAQ in Grande-Rivière).
Fractionation center (217 m2) which brings together the advanced equipment dedicated to the separation, purification and stabilization of marine extracts. Hydrolysis tanks, decanter, membrane separation by micro, nano and ultrafiltration, atomizer. Capacity of 1000 L / day.
Mechanical workshops for the realization of various works, including, in particular, equipment design, welding and the construction or modification of equipment.