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Meet Your Farmers: Wesley Chase, Ontario Aquaculture Research Centre
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Meet Your Farmers: Wesley Chase, Ontario Aquaculture Research Centre

Like so many in the industry, Wesley Chase, research assistant at the Ontario Aquaculture Research Centre (formerly the Alma Aquaculture Research Station) at the University of Guelph, stumbled into aquaculture. “It wasn’t something that was on my radar. I went through the Freshwater and Marine Biology program at University of Guelph with my sights set...

Meet Your Farmers: Kana Upton, Aquacage Fisheries
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Meet Your Farmers: Kana Upton, Aquacage Fisheries

“I hate to admit it, but I didn’t even know there was a fish farm in Parry Sound. I grew up here and spent lots of time on the water, we boated past the site many times, but I never realized it was a fish farm.” “The farm is so unobtrusive, it just blends into...

OAA Newsletter (Spring 2021)
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OAA Newsletter (Spring 2021)

Read about the latest happenings in the Ontario aquaculture industry in our latest newsletter. Headlines include: Save the Date: Ontario Aquaculture Association Conference in 2022 Fairness for Ontario fish farmers: Pursuing CAP Covid-safe aquaculture technologies Meet your farmers: Erin Villeneuve & Felicia Meloche, Manitoulin Trout Farms New Ontario industry Aquastats for 2019 Aquatic animal health updates...

Covid-safe Technology Focus: Fish pumps
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Covid-safe Technology Focus: Fish pumps

This is from a recent research study into Covid-safe technologies on Ontario fish farms by Ron Hill of Velocity Aqua. Learn more by reading: Ontario Aquaculture Association partners with OMAFRA to explore Covid-safe technology options for Ontario fish farmers There is a clear demand and need in the Ontario aquaculture sector for increased automation. Adopting...

Covid-safe Technology Focus: Other Canadian jurisdictions
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Covid-safe Technology Focus: Other Canadian jurisdictions

This is from a recent research study into Covid-safe technologies on Ontario fish farms by Ron Hill of Velocity Aqua. Learn more by reading: Ontario Aquaculture Association partners with OMAFRA to explore Covid-safe technology options for Ontario fish farmers Fish farmers and aquaculture workers across Canada have been declared essential workers and companies have remained...

Ontario Aquaculture Association partners with OMAFRA to explore Covid-safe technology options for Ontario fish farmers
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Ontario Aquaculture Association partners with OMAFRA to explore Covid-safe technology options for Ontario fish farmers

Synopsis of findings from the report “Feasibility Evaluation of Innovative Fish Farming Technologies to Prevent the Spread of COVID19 and Increase Productivity at Ontario Aquaculture Farms” by Ron Hill, Velocity Aqua. The Ontario Aquaculture Association, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, commissioned Velocity Aqua to perform a feasibility study...

New Ontario Industry Aquastats for 2019
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New Ontario Industry Aquastats for 2019

The Aquaculture Centre at the University of Guelph recently released Aquastats 2019. It describes the results of their annual fish production survey, and provides an outlook for the upcoming year and near-term horizon. Aquaculture in Ontario is in a transformational phase at present, and continues to evolve in utilizing improved technologies, culturing new species, and...