Marine Bioresources and Biotechnologies

6 June 2018

Biotechnology is the application of scientific and engineering principles to the processing of materials by means of biological agents to produce goods and services. Marine biotechnology is defined as the industrial use of resources that are of marine origin.

With a multitude of potential fields of application, marine biotechnology is rapidly expanding worldwide. Quebec is home to a number of businesses and research centres that are finding new uses for marine biomass and by-products of the marine product processing sector.


Marine biotechnologies in Quebec: a few statistics


Businesses specializing in marine biotechnologies




Fields of application


University and research centres

Fields of application

Number of organizations

Marine biomass sources