October 20, 2010
The Farmed Seafood Extravaganza!
Catch Restaurant & Oyster Bar in Calgary
Ruth Salmon, CAIA's Executive Director, addresses media, seafood growers and restaurant industry reps at Catch in Calgary. Read Article
September 3, 2010
Time to put the tired salmon farming debate behind us
by Ruth Salmon
For years, environmental activists have done their best to scare Canadians into thinking fish farms would “decimate” wild salmon stocks. Savvy campaigns have employed a range of media stunts, such as dumping farmed fish at the door of an aquaculture company, marching to the legislature en-masse, hassling customers in front of retailers wearing salmon costumes… you get the picture. Full Article
June 21, 2010
Government of Canada Pushing Boat Out on Canadian Seafood Marketing
CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(Marketwire - June 19, 2010) - The Government of Canada is investing in marketing focused on boosting international sales for Canadian seafood producers. Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz and Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea today announced an investment of over $1 million for the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) to promote the high quality and diversity of their products globally. Full Release
June 18, 2010
This science is fishy
by Terence Corcoran
There's a national science battle underway over salmon. It is a battle over the fate of one part of the salmon industry, salmon farms, and the work of activists who claim to have scientific evidence that fish farms are killing wild salmon and are a threat to the very existence of wild salmon, ocean fisheries and ecosystems. Full Article
June 17, 2010
Salmon farm battle about competition
By Kevin Libin
Last month, 1,000 British Columbians showed up on Government Street in Victoria for a protest against salmon farms. Their signs read “ban fish farms.” They called them dangerous. Said they spread disease to wild salmon stocks. They’re messing with ecosystems. The fish is bad for you. They violate traditions of coastal First Nations. Their messages seemed heartfelt; their victory felt imminent. Full Article
Fish Farming International
Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture is a mouthful, but it might also be one of the best models for farming multiple species with the least impact on the environment.
The future of fish farming? (PDF 5.3MB)
Media and Industry Rub Shoulders at the Farmed Seafood Extravaganza in Toronto
Posted November 2009
Organized by the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA), the Farmed Seafood Extravaganza on September 30 was the first celebration of every type of seafood farmed in Canadian waters. More than a dozen species – representing proud growers from the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, Ontario and the Yukon – were on offer at the renowned Starfish Oyster Bed & Grill in downtown Toronto. Guests were offered fresh mussels, scallops, oysters, halibut, Rainbow trout, clams, Arctic char, sablefish, and of course, salmon.
CAIA was particularly excited to serve up Atlantic cod, an iconic fish being farmed in Canada for the first time! Great Lakes Brewing paired seafood dishes with craft beers, offering guests a new and refreshing way to savour our farmed finfish and shellfish. The event was attended by the Honourable Donna Cansfield, Ontario Minister of Natural Resources.
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