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.

BC Minister of Agriculture Announces "Oyster Recovery Fund"

Have a look at the following link for information

NEW - Winter 2017-18 Newsletter

The AAA is pleased to release our Winter 2017-18 newsletter. Please see the the link for full newsletter.

Winter 2017-18 Newsletter

Federal Government Announces "Clean Tech" Fund

December 2017

DFO has announced $20 million over the next 4 years in new funding under a new program called: 

Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program

This fund could support any fisheries or aquaculture project where environmental performance/impact is improved including new processes, sustainable practices and market ready clean technologies.

This may include projects that would see Styrofoam flotation being replaced by ecologically beneficial newer roto-molded flotation systems for shellfish rafts, docks, work floats etc among other considerations.

FACTAP Program Overview

Contact the AAA for details & to discuss potential aquaculture based FACTAP projects that may benefit your aquaculture business, your community and the marine environment:

FACTAP Application Form 2017

FACTAP Project Propsal Template 2017

Note: both fillable PDF files must be viewed with the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader

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 March 2018.


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Our Team

The Aboriginal Aquaculture Association team members are:

Richard Harry
President/Executive Director

Ms. Marguerite Parker
Director of Development

Daniel Rabu
Aquaculture Business Technical Expert

Odd Grydeland
Aquaculture Business Technical Expert