The Aboriginal Aquaculture Association is a sectoral organization designed to assist, support and facilitate the meaningful participation of First Nations in sustainable aquaculture development.

It serves as a resource body providing guidance and advice with respect to sustainable aquaculture development, regulation and management of aquaculture.

It believes that aquaculture development has the potential to play a major role in the diversification and strengthening of the local and regional economies of First Nations.

Recent News

Update 2014-09-05: National Aboriginal Aquaculture Fund

2014-2015 Call for Proposals

Wed, 2014-08-20

A National Aboriginal Aquaculture Fund (NAAF) has been established through the Aboriginal Aquaculture in Canada Initiative (AACI).  A total of $400,000 is available nationally for the fiscal year 2014-2015. This funding is accessible by First Nations, Aboriginal organizations and entrepreneurs.


ACRDP 2014-2015 3rd Call for Proposals

The Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP) has some limited funds (~200K) remaining in its 2014-15 budget with which to fund DFO-industry collaborative research projects for this fiscal year.


Potential Funding Sources for Aboriginal Aquaculture Development

The AAA has compiled a list of potential funding sources that Aboriginal communities and entrepreneurs can utilize to identify and apply for funding. The list was last updated on June 30, 2014.


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Our Team

The Aboriginal Aquaculture Association team members are:

Chief Richard Harry
President/Executive Director

Ms. Marguerite Parker
Director of Development

David Stirling
Aquaculture Business Technical Expert

Jennifer Woodland
Aquaculture Business Technical Expert