Category: OAA

Ontario farmers project growth potential by 2022
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Ontario farmers project growth potential by 2022

The Ontario aquaculture sector has a significant opportunity to grow responsibly and sustainably. Following industry-wide discussions and consultation, the Ontario Aquaculture Association has illustrated this potential in an infographic to share with key government and public stakeholders. This includes a list of key regulatory changes needed to recognize the current realities of the industry and...

October 23, 2018April 8, 2019 in OAA
OAA Newsletter (September/October 2018)
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OAA Newsletter (September/October 2018)

Read about the latest happenings in the Ontario aquaculture industry in our latest newsletter. Headlines include: OAA Launches New Website Summary of OAA Grower Gathering 2018 Fall Activities at Queen’s Park Cole-Munro Opens New Processing Plant Statement: OAA Supports Regulated Growth of Ontario’s Aquaculture Industry New Frequently Asked Questions for Ontario Trout

September 27, 2018April 8, 2019 in OAA
Cole-Munro opens new processing plant
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Cole-Munro opens new processing plant

On August 20, Geoff and Susan Cole officially started operations at their new trout processing facility in St. Thomas, Ontario. The state-of-the-art plant was constructed, in part, through support from the Government of Canada’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program and the Province of Ontario’s Southwestern Ontario Development Fund. Read more in the St....

September 12, 2018April 8, 2019 in OAA
Grower Gathering: What’s next for Ontario aquaculture?
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Grower Gathering: What’s next for Ontario aquaculture?

On August 16 & 17, more than 20 OAA members gathered in Parry Sound to discuss the opportunities and barriers facing the growth of our industry. Read the summary, and stay tuned for more information on upcoming education and advocacy initiatives that were spawned at the event.

August 30, 2018April 8, 2019 in OAA
Statement: OAA Supports Regulated Growth of Ontario’s Aquaculture Industry
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Statement: OAA Supports Regulated Growth of Ontario’s Aquaculture Industry

To build Ontario’s first fish farms, our industry’s pioneers had to find clever ways to navigate complex regulations that were not always intended to oversee aqua farming. Today, their tenacity and patience continue to pay off through a thriving aquaculture sector that grows over 100 million meals of seafood each year with limited environmental impact...

August 27, 2018April 8, 2019 in OAA
Grower Gathering (August 16 & 17)
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Grower Gathering (August 16 & 17)

The countdown is on for the Ontario Aquaculture Association Grower Gathering in Parry Sound this August 16 & 17. Please join us for two days of informal social and strategy time with other producers. Feel free to bring your staff and colleagues, as all owners, managers, and aquaculture technicians from OAA member companies are invited to participate....

July 23, 2018April 8, 2019 in OAA
Ontario Animal Health Network – Aquatic Animal Health Report #5
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Ontario Animal Health Network – Aquatic Animal Health Report #5

The Ontario Animal Health Network prepares two producer reports annually to share information on aquatic animal health concerns with Ontario aquaculture producers. Download the latest report for the period of January to June 2018. Download OAHN Aquatic Animal Health – Report #5

July 20, 2018July 23, 2018 in OAA
New Ontario Industry Aquastats for 2017
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New Ontario Industry Aquastats for 2017

The Aquaculture Centre at the University of Guelph recently released Aquastats 2017. It describes the results of our annual fish production survey, and provides a situation outlook for the upcoming year and near-term horizon. Aquaculture in Ontario is in a growth phase at present, and continues to evolve in utilizing improved technologies, culturing new species,...

Aquaculture Legislation in Ontario Fact Sheet
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Aquaculture Legislation in Ontario Fact Sheet

The University of Guelph’s Aquaculture Centre dives into the complex, overlapping legislative and regulatory systems affecting farmed seafood in Ontario in a new fact sheet, Aquaculture Legislation in Ontario. The bulletin outlines both the depth and breadth of the regulatory and policy framework which is currently in place to manage the aquatic animal food production sector...

Recap of the 2018 OAA Conference & AGM
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Recap of the 2018 OAA Conference & AGM

More than 100 farmed seafood growers, suppliers, and supporters packed into the Elmhurst Inn in early April for the 2018 OAA Conference and AGM. Download the presentations: More than 25 presenters explored trout genomics, to culturing lake whitefish, to new research and funding opportunities, and much more. Download their presentations in our shared Google folders....