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Canadian Freshwater Aquaculture Conference 2020
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Canadian Freshwater Aquaculture Conference 2020

April 7 – 8, 2020    |    Orillia, Ontario Don’t miss the first-ever gathering of farmers, suppliers and researchers working in Canada’s freshwater aquaculture sector — low sodium guaranteed! Conference Schedule Tuesday, April 2 Afternoon — Roundtable to define freshwater aquaculture challenges and priorities (all those working in freshwater aquaculture are invited to take part)...

Ontario aquaculture industry’s comments on federal Aquaculture Act
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Ontario aquaculture industry’s comments on federal Aquaculture Act

The Ontario Aquaculture Association prepared comments on Canada’s potential new Aquaculture Act. This is a significant piece of legislation that could play a major role in recognizing our sector, our farmers, and the eco-friendly proteins that we and our families work tirelessly to grow. Read our letter to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.   Learn more...

Ocean Wise officially recommends all Ontario-farmed rainbow trout
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Ocean Wise officially recommends all Ontario-farmed rainbow trout

Ocean Wise has officially recommended Ontario-farmed rainbow trout as a sustainable seafood choice. The popular Vancouver-based conservation program endorses all rainbow and steelhead trout grown in floating net-pens and flow-through systems in Ontario based on their low environmental impact. Before making this recommendation specific to Ontario producers, Ocean Wise reviewed data pertaining to water quality, habitat impacts,...

In Memoriam: Rick Knowles (1955 – 2019) – Hope Bay Fish Farm
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In Memoriam: Rick Knowles (1955 – 2019) – Hope Bay Fish Farm

Ontario’s aquaculture industry lost a fan favourite with the passing of Rick Knowles on September 14, 2019. Richard “Rick” Knowles – of Hope Bay, passed away suddenly at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener, on Saturday Sept 14, 2019. Richard Allan Knowles at the age of 64 years. Beloved husband of Joan Irvine (nee Hardy). Forever...

OAA Newsletter (July/August 2019)
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OAA Newsletter (July/August 2019)

Read about the latest happenings in the Ontario aquaculture industry in our latest newsletter. Headlines include: ICYMI: Ontario government announces support of aquaculture sector Ontario aquaculture front and centre at CNE Ontario aquaculture industry releases research priorities Government champions tour Ontario fish and shrimp farms New Ontario Industry Aquastats for 2018 Celebrating Neil MacBeth (1954 –...

In Memoriam: Orval Ford – Blue Springs Trout Farms
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In Memoriam: Orval Ford – Blue Springs Trout Farms

Ontario’s aquaculture industry lost one of its visionaries with the passing of Orval Ford on August 3. Orval pioneered several of Ontario’s first land-based trout farms which are still in operation today. Passed away suddenly at the Owen Sound Hospital on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Orval Ford of Hanover, in his 86th year. Orval was...

August 8, 2019October 17, 2019 in OAA
Ontario Animal Health Network – Aquatic Animal Health Report (January – June 2019)
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Ontario Animal Health Network – Aquatic Animal Health Report (January – June 2019)

The Ontario Animal Health Network prepares two producer reports annually to share information on aquatic animal health concerns with Ontario aquaculture producers. This January to June 2019 edition is now available. Featuring: a disease spotlight on Columnaris disease, aquatic veterinary services summary for Ontario, laboratory news on bacterial gill disease diagnosed with nodular gill disease.....

July 18, 2019August 19, 2019 in OAA