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 Modified Salmon

Canadian salmon farmers are world leaders in healthy, sustainable and responsible aquaculture and are proud to produce healthy and fresh salmon. We do not farm or sell GM farmed salmon, and we are not growing or researching GM salmon.

Canadian farmed salmon, which is farmed on both coasts, is in high demand in Canada and abroad.

We are committed to sustainable and responsible best practices and a science based management approach which already produces the highest quality fresh salmon.  

We have no plans to change our farming practices.

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.