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
Our summer 2017 newsletter is now available for download. Please click the link below.
December 2016 Newsletter
The AAA is pleased that we are able to release our December 2016 newsletter. Please click the link below.
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.
The AAA is pleased to release our June 2015 newsletter. Please see the the link for full newsletter.
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...