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Co-op Partners Wanted – Fleming College Aquaculture
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Co-op Partners Wanted – Fleming College Aquaculture

Fleming College Aquaculture is looking for Ontario aquaculture businesses to provide co-op opportunities for students finishing the post-graduate aquaculture program at Fleming College. Students complete a two semester, intensive hands-on learning experience in the hatchery at Fleming’s Lindsay campus, and then go on to complete an 8-week co-op at an aquaculture business. At Fleming, students...

Getting Started in Aquaculture Workshop – December 6
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Getting Started in Aquaculture Workshop – December 6

Please join the Alma Aquaculture Research Station and the University of Guelph for a one-day workshop on getting started in aquaculture and aquaponics, including presentations and a tour of aquaculture facilities at a research station. Date: December 6, 2018 Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm Cost: $110 Registration Link: tiny.cc/AquaRegister About the Event: This one day workshop is...

MPP Bill Walker touts trout farming at Queen’s Park
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MPP Bill Walker touts trout farming at Queen’s Park

On October 24, MPP Bill Walker (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound) provided a member’s statement in the Ontario legislature promoting trout farming, specifically the hatcheries in his home riding that supply most of the fingerlings for the net-pen farms in Georgian Bay. Read more  

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...

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

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....

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.

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...