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International colleagues join Canadian salmon farmers at new online hub

OTTAWA, ON - May 4, 2011 - A new website launched today will bring together salmon farmers from around the world while educating the public about the benefits of this important industry.

The International Salmon Farmers Association (ISFA) revealed its new website,, today in a co-operative launch by its members around the world. Representatives from countries such as Norway, Scotland, Chile, United States and Canada have all contributed to this project.

“This is a great way for the international salmon farming community to connect with the general public and with each other,” said Ruth Salmon, Executive Director, Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance.

The website includes information about ISFA, its members and their information sites, development of the industry and the life cycle of farmed salmon. It also includes the shared vision of these international salmon farming colleagues and a photo gallery of operations around the world.

 “Aquaculture - the farming of fish, shellfish and sea plants - is playing a growing role in meeting the demand for healthy protein in a growing world population,” said Salmon. “Ongoing collaboration with international stakeholders is a priority and will be important in the development of Canada’s position as a global leader this exciting and sustainable industry.”

The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) is a national industry association, headquartered in Ottawa representing Canadian aquaculture operators, feed companies and suppliers, as well as provincial finfish and shellfish aquaculture associations. CAIA supports the economic viability of rural and coastal communities across the country.