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.

NEW - Summer 2017 Newsletter
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The AAA is pleased to release our Summer 2017 newsletter. Please see the the link for full newsletter.

SUMMER 2017 Newsletter

Marine Aquaculture Debris Removal & Pickup Program

September 2017

All aquaculture companies, growers and citizens are invited to clean up aquaculture beach tenures and deep water sites this coming September 11th to the 20th 2017.

Through a joint effort between DFO and the shellfish growers, bins will be installed at various locations throughout the South and West Coasts for the purpose of removing marine debris from aquaculture sites. The information on the bin locations as well as pick up dates can be found here.

Save the hauling and tipping fees, start making piles of debris at the noted locations and DFO will pick up the tab to haul it away! What a perfect opportunity to clean up the debris on those sites.

Call the AAA for further details and good picking to all. Send us pictures of the debris pile your team was able to pile up and have removed at info@aboriginalaquaculture.com

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.

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 January 24, 2017.


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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