Board of Directors

The CAIA Board of Directors consists of members across Canada and sectors


Executive Director

Ruth Salmon
Ruth Salmon brings more than a decade of aquaculture experience to the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance, having served five years as Executive Director of the BC Shellfish Growers Association and seven years as a private consultant. She has held senior positions with the Canadian agri-food industry – as General Manager of the Alberta Milk Producers Association and Advertising Manager with the Dairy Bureau of Canada. Having worked at both the provincial and national levels, Ruth takes a special interest in the promotion and expansion of the aquaculture industry across Canada.


Board of Directors Executive

PRESIDENT

Cyr Couturier, Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland

VICE-PRESIDENT

Ian Roberts, Marine Harvest Canada

TREASURER

Tom Taylor, Cooke Aquaculture Ltd.

SECRETARY

Marilyn Hutchinson, Grieg Seafood BC Ltd.

EXECUTIVE MEMBERS AT LARGE

Brian Yip, Fanny Bay Oysters
Sue Farquharson, Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association

PAST PRESIDENT             Terry Ennis, Atlantic Aqua Farms Partnership


Staff

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Ruth Salmon

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Sheri Beaulieu

BOOKKEEPER / OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Lynn Gingras

TRADE COMMISSIONER - INDUSTRY LIAISON (AQUACULTURE)
Ben Gailor

Board of Directors

  • Tillmann Benfey
    Aquaculture Association of Canada
  • Susan Cole
    Ontario Aquaculture Association
  • Cyr Couturier
    Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Terry Drost
    Four Links Marketing
  • Jeremy Dunn
    BC Salmon Farmers Association
  • Terry Ennis
    Atlantic Aqua Farms Partnership
  • Sue Farquharson
    Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association
  • Michael Foti
    Phibro Animal Health Corporation
  • Marta Gamerio / Jose Rodiguez
    Elanco Canada
  • Marilyn Hutchinson / Rocky Boschman
    Grieg Seafood BC Ltd.
  • Laurie Jensen / Fernando Villarroel
    Cermaq Canada
  • Mark Lane
    Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association
  • Rich Moccia
    Aquaculture Centre, University of Guelph
  • Ian Roberts / Vincent Erenst
    Marine Harvest Canada
  • John Rose
    Icy Waters Ltd.
  • Tim Rundle
    Creative Salmon Co. Ltd.
  • Amédée Savoie
    Maison BeauSoleil
  • Tom Smith
    Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia
  • Trevor Stanley
    Skretting Canada Inc.
  • Matt Sullivan
    PEI Aquaculture Alliance
  • Bob Sweeney
    Sweeney International Marine Corp
  • Tom Taylor / Nell Halse
    Cooke Aquaculture Ltd.
  • Kathryn Unger
    Cargill Canada
  • Darlene Winterburn
    BC Shellfish Grower's Association
  • Brian Yip
    Fanny Bay Oysters