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 - Winter 2017-18 Newsletter
The AAA is pleased to release our Winter 2017-18 newsletter. Please see the the link for full newsletter.
Federal Government Announces "Clean Tech" Fund
DFO has announced $20 million over the next 4 years in new funding under a new program called:
This fund could support any fisheries or aquaculture project where environmental performance/impact is improved including new processes, sustainable practices and market ready clean technologies.
This may include projects that would see Styrofoam flotation being replaced by ecologically beneficial newer roto-molded flotation systems for shellfish rafts, docks, work floats etc among other considerations.
Contact the AAA for details & to discuss potential aquaculture based FACTAP projects that may benefit your aquaculture business, your community and the marine environment:
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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 March 2018.