News & Resources


News Releases

For more information, or to request an interview, please contact:

Sheri Beaulieu

Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA)
sheri.beaulieu@aquaculture.ca
613-239-0612


Documents & Reports

 

Brochures

2017 Report: The State of Farmed Seafood in Canada  Highlights

2017 Report: The State of Farmed Seafood in Canada
Highlights

Canada Aquaculture Products Supplier Contacts  (English Version)

Canada Aquaculture Products Supplier Contacts
(English Version)

Farming Seafood In Canada  How Aquaculture Delivers for Everyone

Farming Seafood In Canada
How Aquaculture Delivers for Everyone

Canada Aquaculture Products Supplier Contacts  (Mandarin Version)

Canada Aquaculture Products Supplier Contacts
(Mandarin Version)

Certification of Canadian Farmed Seafood:  Validation of Environmental, Social & Economic Sustainability

Certification of Canadian Farmed Seafood:
Validation of Environmental, Social & Economic Sustainability


Reports / Studies

2017 Report: The State of Farmed Seafood in Canada  Sustainable, Diverse and Growing

2017 Report: The State of Farmed Seafood in Canada
Sustainable, Diverse and Growing

Farmed Seafood and Canadian Health:  How Higher Seafood Consumption Can Save Lives

Farmed Seafood and Canadian Health: How Higher Seafood Consumption Can Save Lives

Aquaculture Statistics 2013  Statistics Canada

Aquaculture Statistics 2013
Statistics Canada

The Evolution of Land Based Atlantic Salmon Farms

The Evolution of Land Based Atlantic Salmon Farms

A Brief Primer on Government Subsidies:  Overview of Methods and Sector Comparisons

A Brief Primer on Government Subsidies: Overview of Methods and Sector Comparisons

Social Licence and the Aquaculture Industry in Canada  – A Discussion Paper

Social Licence and the Aquaculture Industry in Canada – A Discussion Paper

ANNUAL REPORT 2015 - 2016

ANNUAL REPORT 2015 - 2016

 

Industry Position Statements


CAIA Position: Genetically Engineered Salmon Product

Salmon farmer members of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA), representing virtually all farmed salmon in Canada, do not farm or sell GE farmed salmon, and are not growing or researching GE salmon.

The approval of GE salmon for production and sale in Canada applies to one particular producer. We understand this decision was based on a rigorous scientific process through Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The Canadian government does not currently require labelling of GE products. We support transparency for consumers, and for our part our producers know their markets and have “egg to plate” traceability capability to demonstrate the origin of their product.

Our salmon farmers encourage consumers to ask retailers where their salmon originates when they purchase. We are reviewing our position on mandatory labeling, and recognize the United States and Europe who now require mandatory labeling for GE products.

CAIA Position: Salmon Aquaculture Dialogue

The World Wildlife Fund Salmon Aquaculture Dialogue (SAD) released the final draft of its global standards on February 7, 2012.

CAIA, representing the Canadian salmon farming industry, participated as a member on the Dialogue’s Steering Committee and is appreciative of the opportunity to collaborate respectfully on sustainability issues with its fellow committee members from environmental non-governmental organizations and international aquaculture colleagues.

Canadian salmon farmers have long identified the intrinsic linkage between sustainability measures with industry growth and viability to objectively demonstrate commitment towards sustainable farming through adherence to recognized standards.

As such, salmon farming companies across Canada have either already achieved, or are currently pursuing, third party certification to science-based, internationally credible environmental and social standards. Certification nevertheless is voluntary and companies are choosing to adopt the most effective and economically viable certification programs available based on their business goals.

With the auditing guidance for the SAD standard yet to be developed, it is premature to speculate on the uptake of the standard by Canadian companies. Only upon release of the guidance document will the industry be able to clearly assess the market credibility of the standard, what they need to do to comply with the standards, and to evaluate the business costs associated with achieving them.

The Canadian industry has committed to continued participation on the steering committee as the audit documents are developed.