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.
Update 2014-09-05: National Aboriginal Aquaculture Fund
2014-2015 Call for Proposals
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.