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Ontario government celebrates sustainable net-pen farming
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Ontario government celebrates sustainable net-pen farming

This week the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs shared a video highlighting eco-friendly fish farming in Ontario. This video is a shortened version of a video played for Canada’s federal and provincial agriculture ministers last November. It’s part of our joint campaign to get Ontario aquaculture included in the next iteration of...

Ontario trout producers celebrate four BAP stars for first time ever
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Ontario trout producers celebrate four BAP stars for first time ever

Ontario trout producers are celebrating 4-star status for the Best Aquaculture Practices program. This is the highest international recognition for sustainability, and means that all producers throughout the supply chain have been rigourously audited to ensure they are eco-friendly, humane, and socially responsible. Check out the BAP-certified producers bringing 4-star sustainable rainbow and steelhead trout...

Meet Your Farmers: David McAlpine, Sandplains Aquaculture
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Meet Your Farmers: David McAlpine, Sandplains Aquaculture

David McAlpine joined Sandplains Aquaculture at an exciting time. “Within a few months of starting full time at Sandplains we got the first batch of barramundi. From there it was a steep learning curve to figure it out. We had to figure out the best conditions for the fish to do well and the details...

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...