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Workshop: Getting Started in Aquaculture and Aquaponics – April 15
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Workshop: Getting Started in Aquaculture and Aquaponics – April 15

Are you interested in learning about the requirements to initiate and operate an aquaculture or aquaponics farm in Ontario? Join the Alma Aquaculture Research Station, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada staff at the next Getting Started in Aquaculture and Aquaponics workshop on Wednesday,...

Ontario Animal Health Network – Aquatic Animal Health Report (July to December 2019)
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Ontario Animal Health Network – Aquatic Animal Health Report (July to December 2019)

The Ontario Animal Health Network prepares two producer reports annually to share information on aquatic animal health concerns with Ontario aquaculture producers. This July to December 2019 edition is now available and features: Aquatic veterinary services summary Disease spotlight: Infectious hypodermal and haematopoitic necrosis (IHHN) Provincial update: Aquaculture and Aquaponics Specialist National update Federally Reportable Aquatic...

Ontario aquaculture industry’s comments on federal Aquaculture Act
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Ontario aquaculture industry’s comments on federal Aquaculture Act

The Ontario Aquaculture Association prepared comments on Canada’s potential new Aquaculture Act. This is a significant piece of legislation that could play a major role in recognizing our sector, our farmers, and the eco-friendly proteins that we and our families work tirelessly to grow. Read our letter to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.   Learn more...

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 –...