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

Economic Opportunities For Aboriginal Aquaculture In Canada

Thursday, 2015-11-12

The DFO commissioned report Economic Opportunities for Aboriginal Aquaculture in Canada, updates an earlier version commissioned by the AAA.  The report notes that there is a great deal of potential for aquaculture growth inBC over the next 5-10 years, with First Nations share of the growth is estimated to reach 40%. 

Economic Opportunities for Aboriginal Aquaculture in Canada -pdf

September Newsletter

Friday, 2015-09-25

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

September 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