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.