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

Marine Harvest Employment Opportunity: Boat Operators & Deckhands

Mon, 2015-07-27

Marine Harvest is currently hiring for the position of Remote Operated Net Cleaner (RONC) Pilots for camp work.

For the full posting, please see the North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society webpage at the following link.

Remote Operated Net Cleaner (RONC) Pilots Employment Posting

AAA Request for Proposals (RFP)

Thu, 2015-07-23

The Aboriginal Aquaculture Association invites proposals from qualified individuals and companies in identifying strategies to increase Aboriginal involvement in the aquaculture sector in British Columbia.

The deadline for proposal submission is August 14, 2015.

Please follow the link for the full Statement of Work.

Aquaculture Strategy Statement of Work

Salish Strait Seafoods Ltd. Employment Opportunity: General Manager

Mon, 2015-07-13

Salish Strait Seafoods is hiring a General Manager.

For the full posting, please follow the following link.

Salish Strait Seafoods Ltd. - General Manager

Marine Harvest Employment Opportunity: First Nation and Community relation manager

Mon, 2015-07-13

Marine Harvest is hiring a First Nation and Community Relation Manager.

For the full posting, please see the North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society webpage at the following link.

First Nation & Community Relation Manager Employment Posting

June Newsletter

Tue, 2015-06-23

The AAA is pleased to release our June 2015 newsletter. Please see the the link for full newsletter.

June 2015 Newsletter

We've moved!

Effective immediately, the AAA has a new office location. While our mailing address remains the same, our offices are now located at the new We Wai Kum First Nation office building.

Our new physical address is 1650 Old Spit Road, Campbell River, BC.

AAA Multi-Year Licence Workshop

Wed, 2015-04-29

On March 31, 2015, the AAA hosted an an information meeting with First Nations who are either engaged in or interested in the pursuit of aquaculture in their respective territories. 


DFO Pacific Aquaculture Regulations 
Proposed Multi-Year Licensing

Fri, 2015-03-06

In January 2015, DFO provided information regarding their consideration of multi-year licences for aquaculture in British Columbia. Read the letter in its entirety below.

DFO Multi-Year Licence Letter - January 2015

AANDC Tutorial Video

Fri, 2015-01-09

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) have created a step-by-step tutorial video on how to register your business in the Aboriginal Business Directory.

Video link

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 September 17, 2014.


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Our Team

The Aboriginal Aquaculture Association team members are:

Richard Harry
President/Executive Director

Ms. Marguerite Parker
Director of Development

David Stirling
Aquaculture Business Technical Expert

Jennifer Woodland
Aquaculture Business Technical Expert