Winter 2017 Newsletter
Our winter 2017 newsletter is now available for download; exciting updates on AACI Funded Projects, the AAA's participation in Aboriginal Aquaculture growth and DFO's new "Clean Tech" Fund!
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Summer 2017 Newsletter
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December 2016 Newsletter
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February 2016 Newsletter
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The AAA is pleased to release our September 2015 newsletter. Please see the the link for full newsletter.
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AAA December 2014 Newsletter
Season's greetings! The AAA is pleased to present our December 2014 newsletter.
DFO holds 2nd Shellfish Aquaculture Management Advisory Meeting
On January 29, 2014, the Aboriginal Aquaculture Association participated in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) 2nd meeting of the Shellfish Aquaculture Management Advisory Committee (SF-AMAC) in Courtenay, British Columbia.
The AMAC process provides an opportunity for input into the Draft Shellfish Integrated Management of Aquaculture Plan (SF-IMAP).
Aboriginal Aquaculture in Canada Initiative
The Aboriginal Aquaculture Association is pleased to announce the Aboriginal Aquaculture in Canada Initiative (AACI). It is a new program funded through the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development Strategic Partnership Initiative. It is being launched with the objective of supporting Aboriginal communities and entrepreneurs from across Canada with economic development in the aquaculture sector.
National Conference held in Nanaimo
Over 300 delegates from across Canada attended the National Aboriginal Fisheries Forum II (NAFII) in early October, the theme “Seize the Economic Opportunities”. The focus of this forum is to develop national strategies, networks and processes that contribute to successful aboriginal economic development in the aquaculture and fisheries sector.
A capacity crowd of more than 160 delegates attended...
AAA Makes Recommendations to Cohen Commission
The Cohen Commission was established on November 5, 2009 to investigate and report on the decline of sockeye salmon in the Fraser River. Based on its findings through public and evidentiary hearings, submissions and technical reports the commission is scheduled to submit its much-anticipated final report on or before June 30, 2012. The report will make recommendations for improving the future sustainability of the sockeye salmon fishery in the Fraser River, including, as required, any changes to the policies, practices and procedures of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in relation to the management...
Socio-Economic Study: Economic Opportunities in Finfish Aquaculture for BC Aboriginal Communities
A study prepared by Canadian Aquaculture Systems Inc. for the Aboriginal Aquaculture Association in August of 2011, Socio-Economic Impact of Finfish Aquaculture in BC Aboriginal Communities, finds that BC’s aboriginal communities are well positioned to generate additional socio-economic benefit through enhanced engagement in commercial (finfish) aquaculture. Information for the report was drawn from information gathered through surveys of industry (leading salmon farming companies...
A Review of First Nation Comments Concerning the Federal-BC Aquaculture Regulation & NASAPI, as presented at Nanaimo, BC - December 2009
On December 14, 2009, Fisheries and Oceans Canada invited all interested coastal First Nation people to provide input into the Federal Government’s plans for drafting a new Federal regulatory regime for aquaculture in British Columbia and for development of the National Aquaculture Strategic Action Plan Initiative (NASAPI). The Aboriginal Aquaculture Association (AAA) was contracted to coordinate and facilitate meetings and to assist First Nations in responding to the information that was presented...
Aboriginal Principles for Sustainable Aquaculture (APSA)
The First Nations people have long been stewards of the natural resources upon which their communities depend. Although sustainability is a concept that is embedded within First Nations society, the development of a formal process by which these values can be expressed in modern society is often lacking. This guiding set of Aboriginal Principles for Sustainable Aquaculture provides a standard for the structural and operational framework under which First Nations can be assured that their values, expectations and interests are included in the sustainable management of aquaculture operations in coastal British Columbia.
Improving Access to Aquatic Resources for First Nations
This project was requested by the Aboriginal Aquaculture Association (AAA) and was intended to provide a document that presents a concise summary of the constraints facing First Nations in identifying and developing aquaculture opportunities within their traditional coastal territories. The purpose of this project was to examine the current policy and regulatory framework for aquaculture development, as it specifically relates to First Nations, in coastal British Columbia. Critical components in the process, including Federal, Provincial, Local/Regional...
GETTING STARTED IN AQUACULTURE A GUIDE FOR ABORIGINAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- Final Report
Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic organisms including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants, is the fastest growing food production sector in the world. At a time when global fisheries can no longer be depended upon to provide stable employment and to meet the growing demand for fish and seafood, aquaculture has emerged to successfully diversify the economic base of many rural and coastal communities. Today, aquaculture represents about one-third of the volume of global fish production and by 2030 the FAO projects that it will be the dominate source of supply...