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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
OAA Newsletter (May/June 2019)
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OAA Newsletter (May/June 2019)

Read about the latest happenings in the Ontario aquaculture industry in our latest newsletter. Headlines include: Open for business: Ontario rainbow trout at Ford backyard barbecue OAA partners with AgScape to develop aquaculture resources for Ontario teachers Keeping the momentum on industry’s advocacy requests Job Opportunity at Alma Aquaculture Research Station Welcome to our newest member!...

June 30, 2019August 19, 2019 in OAA
Ontario aquaculture industry releases research priorities
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Ontario aquaculture industry releases research priorities

On February 1, 2019, the Ontario Aquaculture Association and the Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC) brought together more than 40 people from across Ontario to define research priorities for the province’s farmed fish and shrimp sector. Participants included farmers, suppliers, researchers, non-profit representatives, and government champions from across Ontario and beyond. Throughout the day, they...

June 3, 2019June 3, 2019 in OAA
OAA Newsletter (March/April 2019)
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OAA Newsletter (March/April 2019)

Read about the latest happenings in the Ontario aquaculture industry in our latest newsletter. Headlines include: MNRF Minister Yakabuski talks about the sustainability and economic contribution of Ontario aquaculture A year in review for the Ontario Aquaculture Association OAA welcomes new board member Dr. Marcia Chiasson Missed the 2019 OAA conference? We saved the presentations for...

April 30, 2019August 19, 2019 in OAA
Cole-Munro and OAA donate a tonne of trout to Spring Food Drive
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Cole-Munro and OAA donate a tonne of trout to Spring Food Drive

Cole-Munro Foods and the Ontario Aquaculture Association donated 1,100 pounds of Ontario rainbow trout to the annual Ontario Public Service Spring Food Drive. That’s nearly $10,000 worth of trout that’ll make for 44,000 brain-healthy meals for Ontario families and people in need. The event took place on Thursday, April 25 in support of the Daily...

April 26, 2019August 19, 2019 in OAA
Ontario fish and shrimp farmers exempt from carbon tax on fuels
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Ontario fish and shrimp farmers exempt from carbon tax on fuels

The Canadian government’s new carbon pollution program exempts Canadian aquaculture producers from fuel taxes. Starting in April 2019, the federal carbon pollution pricing system adds a charge to everyday fuels for fuel delivered in Ontario for air, marine, rail and road use.   All Ontario farmers — including fish and shrimp farmers — are eligible to receive an exemption from the fuel charge for fuels (gasoline and light...

April 16, 2019August 19, 2019 in OAA
OAA welcomes new board member Dr. Marcia Chiasson
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OAA welcomes new board member Dr. Marcia Chiasson

The Ontario Aquaculture Association welcomes our newest board member, Dr. Marcia Chiasson, Manager, Alma Aquaculture Research Station, for a two-year term beginning April 1, 2019. Earning both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Biology at the University of New Brunswick focused in aquatic animal physiology, Marcia then completed a Doctor of...

April 8, 2019April 8, 2019 in OAA