About Us

30 + years of hands on AquaCulture Experience.

1985-1990; Commercial fishing of fresh water bait fish, similar to ocean sardine fishing but on a smaller scale, boats, nets, weirs and hard work on the St Lawrence River system in Que, which led to the extensive (outdoor ponds) cultivation of several species of minnows for the bait market. (Que)
A large part of operations was dedicated to the capture of various species of frog for the food/bait/ educational markets.

1990-1994; Les Grenouilliers St Cuthbert Inc. (Que)

Intensive culture of Rana Catesbiana, (Bull Frog) for meat production.

  • Designed and built a combination above and below ground production facility with the successful goal of controlling Contamination and heating/cooling costs
  • Production of Blue bottle fly larva as a food supply and medication delivery system.
  • Supplied the entire ice fishing bait (maggots) market in Que and Ont.
  • Production of tadpoles for restocking and food supply. (bullfrogs are opportunists/ cannibalistic feeders)
  • Formulated feed and delivery system for the complete life span of the tadpoles.

1994-2000; Centre de Research et de Elevage en Aquaculture Inc. (C.R.E.A.) Que.

Designed and constructed an 11 pond system for Brook trout production in a spring fed, terraced situation.

Included in the overall facility:
4 main grow out and 2 fry ponds-25 tons production.

Closed circuit hatchery system. ( first use of bulk plastic micro beads for successful nitrate remediation media)
During this period considerable time was spent on experimentation with Perca Flavescens. (yellow perch)
Production of bait fish as food supply and bait sales.
Production of European night crawlers has food supply (fish), organic garden fertilizer.
Experimentation and application of various types of aeration systems.
Experimentation and application of underwater cooling emplacements to control problems related to the raising of cold water species in sporadically warm water situations.

Developed a method of heating the hatchery/greenhouse water and interior air with an insulated double wall roof on the green house. (northern Que. winter)

Experimental AquaPonic systems for the production of fish and food crops.


2000-2016; Seeley’s Cove Research Center Inc. (NB)  AquaCannon Aeration System.

Seeley’s Cove Research Center Inc. is located on a 90 acres of land along the coast of south eastern New Brunswick, 30 minutes from Saint John, very close to local salmon farms for real time proving grounds.

Our interest in on demand, efficient aeration developed very quickly after the catastrophic ice storm of 1998 left our fish farm in Quebec completely without power for a month, resulting in the death of all our mature trout production due to extreme low oxygen levels.

The company, Seeley’s Cove Research Center Inc. came into being in 2000, about a year after moving from Quebec to New Brunswick. We quickly discovered the salmon industry also suffered from low oxygen on a regular basis, several companies in our immediate area suffered severe, debilitating losses due to this ongoing problem- 20 minutes and you have tons of dead fish and if it is not low enough to kill them outright, you still cannot feed properly and the fish are stressed resulting in lowered immune systems/ less resistance to disease and parasites.

We tried electric drive commercial aerators, while these machines will help out the situation, they suffered from several major short comings that prevented them from getting the job done in the way it was needed. In 2005, Seeley’s Cove Research Center with a purchase order from the Avant Garde company, Cooke Aquaculture, began working on the AquaCannon, a year later we had a prototype that proved itself.

Five generations of AquaCannons have come into being since then and we would very much like to thank David Sezmerda for his very valuable advice and engineering ability’s during the initial development of the AquaCannon.

The focus as always been on building a tough, reliable machine that can deliver a very fast solution to any developing low oxygen crisis, we would like to thank our customers for the help and support in achieving this goal.