Cultivating Quebec’s marine aquaculture industry with you

We provide adapted financial solutions that actively support Quebec’s marine farmers.

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The Société de développement de l’industrie maricole inc.

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Established in 1998, SODIM (the Société de développement de l’industrie maricole) provides marine aquaculture funding opportunities for companies in the Lower-Saint-Lawrence, Gaspésie, Îles-de-la-Madeleine and North Shore regions of Quebec.

Our mission

SODIM’s mission is to provide financial assistance that meets the needs of marine farmers in order to contribute to developing Quebec’s marine aquaculture industry. The organization’s foundation is built upon its proximity to — and therefore command of — the industry, its professionalism and creativity.

Our services

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SODIM provides marine aquaculture funding opportunities to high-potential marine farming companies in Quebec, in the form of unsecured loans. SODIM’s patient capital investment resembles an equity injection.

SODIM can also adapt its financial solutions to the specificities of a project, making it a very strategic option to have in a financing package.

SODIM works with companies looking for help with:

  • Financing infrastructure and equipment
  • Working capital
  • Bridge financing

Marine Aquaculture Stocks Financial Assistance Program

The Marine Aquaculture Stocks Financial Assistance Program is SODIM’s flagship program, providing marine farming companies the liquidity they need to cover reasonable operating expenses when producing a specific stock; from breeding right through to commercial maturity.

Proudly supporting Quebec’s marine aquaculture industry since 1998

Contact us
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Jérôme-Alexandre Lavoie
Executive Director

Board of Directors

Michel Nadeau
Michel Nadeau
Chair of the Board, Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Annick Thiboutot
Annick Thibouthot
Vice-Chair, North Shore
Marcel Levesque
Marcel Lévesque
Secretary and Treasurer, Lower-Saint-Lawrence
Vincent Malouin
Vincent Malouin
Director, Gaspésie
Aurele Doucet
Aurèle Doucet
Director, Gaspésie

Contact us

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SODIM is active in all regions in which it provides services. We are more than happy to travel to you or meet with you virtually using videoconferencing tools.

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