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November 22, 2011
CAIA Unveils its 2012 Executive Board



News release

Ottawa, ON -  Following its Annual General Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario on November 17th the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) has announced its executive board which will lead this national association of fish and shellfish producers, feed companies and suppliers into 2012 and beyond.

The new officers include:

  • Clare Backman, President
    Sustainability Director, Marine Harvest Canada
  • Roberta Stevenson, Vice-President
    Executive Director, BC Shellfish Grower's Association
  • Cyr Couturier, Treasurer
    Research Scientist, Chair MSc Aquaculture Program, Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Pamela Parker, Secretary
    Executive Director, Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association
  • Miranda Pryor, Executive Member-at-large
    Executive Director, Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association
  • Mary Ellen Walling, Executive Member-at-large
    Executive Director, BC Salmon Farmers Association

"2012 will be a pivotal year for Canada’s aquaculture industry as it pushes for national legislation to govern and enable the growth of the aquaculture industry," said Ruth Salmon, Executive Director of CAIA. “We are fortunate to have these experienced industry executives to provide their leadership and guidance as we educate the policymakers on the need for an Aquaculture Act that would clarify the rights and responsibilities of our industry, create the regulatory stability needed to attract investment and ultimately enable us to grow," said Ruth Salmon, Executive Director of CAIA.

CAIA has a 26-member board of directors representing producers of finfish, shellfish and emerging species as well as regional associations, feed companies, academia, distributors/marketers, science and R&D consultants, suppliers and insurance providers. For a complete list of CAIA board members please visit: http://www.aquaculture.ca/files/board.php.


Media contact:

Sheri Beaulieu
Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA)



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