Welcome

WELCOME

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:: Deckhand - Broughton Production Area

Mon, 2015-06-29

Marine Harvest is hiring a full-time deckhand.

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

Deckhand 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.


Marine Harvest Employment Opportunity: Fish Processor/Clean Up Crew - Full-Time

Thur. 2015-06-18

Marine Harvest is currently looking for a Fish Processor/Clean Up Crew in the Port Hardy/North Island area.

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

Fish Processor/Clean Up Crew Job Posting


Toquaht Nation Employment Opportunity: Director of Operations

Wed, 2015-06-10

The Toquaht Nation is hiring a Director of Operations.

Interested applicants can send their cover letter and resume, including 3 references, and no later than 3:00pm on Monday, June 29, 2015, to:

Kirsten Johnsen, Office Administrator
kirstenj@toquaht.ca
fax: 250-726-4403

Please forward all questions, via-email only, about the job posting to Sarah Robinson, Director of Operations, at sarahr@toquaht.ca.

Job Posting

Toquaht Nation Website


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. 

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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