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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
In Memoriam: Neil MacBeth (1954 – 2019) – Alma Aquaculture Research Station
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In Memoriam: Neil MacBeth (1954 – 2019) – Alma Aquaculture Research Station

On behalf of Rich Moccia, University of Guelph: It is with much sadness that I pass on the news of Neil MacBeth’s death on June 25, 2019, after a short, but incredibly courageous battle with ALS.  Neil was first hired by the University of Guelph in 1989 as a research assistant with our fish genetics group...

June 30, 2019October 17, 2019 in OAA