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 March 1, 2018.

Potential Funding Sources 2018-2019 - PDF

Canadian Aquaculture R&D Review 2017

This is the latest edition of the biannual Canadian Aquaculture R&D review. The review is an ongoing compendium of the aquaculture Research and Development project that have been underway over the past two years from all across Canada. The review contains over 220 project descriptions detailing a range of topics include; marine and freshwater species, fish health, production, husbandry technology, nutrition, genomics and more:

Pentlatch Seafoods

Pentlatch Seafoods Ltd. is a company wholly owned and operated by the K’ómoks First Nation on Vancouver Island, B.C and named in honour of the house of Pentlatch. The K’ómoks further acknowledge their heritage by choosing as their primary brand the mask of Komo Gway – The Ruler of the Undersea. 

Data on quantity and value of production, exports, & valued added for the aquaculture industry are now available for 2010.

The publication Aquaculture Statistics contains data on quantity of production, farm-gate value, and exports of aquaculture products. The publication also contains data on the value-added account for the aquaculture industry. Data are available for Canada and the provinces:

Flurer Smokery Ltd.

Flurer Smokery Ltd is a private Aboriginal owned and operated Federally Registered and HACCP Certified facility located in Campbell River, BC. Our vision is to bring a true west coast flavor to the world.The facility is 8000 sq-ft. Flurer Smokery Ltd. processes wild or farmed fish, halibut, black cod, white sturgeon, tuna, oysters, mussels, prawns, more.

Aquaculture Training Programs

British Columbia

Vancouver Island University

North Island College


Lethbridge College

Marine Training Programs

Datum Marine Services
Datum Marine offer boating courses and develop and teach commercial power boat handling and navigation courses. These boating courses are geared towards getting students working in the commercial marine industry. We offer Transport Canada accredited boating courses including Marine Emergency Duties (MEDA3) and the Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP).

North Island College
Prepare to write the Transport Canada exams for certification in: Fishing Master IV, Master, Limited (60 GT), Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP), MED A’s, and Industry Canada exams for ROC-M, and ROC-MC. Offered at a variety of times in: Campbell River, Comox Valley, Port Alberni, Port Hardy, Ucluelet.

Safer Ocean Systems
Offering Transport Canada approved, marine safety training in Nanaimo BC, including the Marine Emergency Duties course (MED A1 A2 A3 ). MED A1 certification is required by all employees working on commercial Vessels in British Columbia.

BCIT – School of Transportation
BCIT’s waterfront Marine Campus is the primary provider of accredited professional training for the maritime industry in British Columbia. They offer a wide range of courses and programs in Navigation, Marine Engineering, Seamanship, and Maritime Security, as well as Nautical Science programs such as the Diploma (Deck Officer).

Western Maritime Institute