CAIA Newsletter ~ Winter 2019
Canada's Seafood Farmers Launch National Youth Initiative
The CAIA Emerging Leaders Council was officially launched at Canada’s Farmed Seafood Policy Conference 2018 hosted on November 27th in Ottawa, Ontario.
"Seafood farming is a young and growing sector for Canada. We are delighted to be attracting top-caliber young people to create a strong and sustainable future. The diversity and strength of these young people is a testament to a bright future for our sector," said CAIA Executive Director, Timothy Kennedy.
CAIA established this Emerging Leaders Council to connect young professionals in Canada’s aquaculture sector, to propose and develop ideas for the flourishing of the sector, and to be ambassadors for the sector.
"We have brought together a group of fourteen young people from across the country – seven women and seven men – to represent the growing presence of youth in this science, sustainability and future-oriented sector,” said Kennedy. “Representing six provinces, they are excited and eager to share their knowledge and passion for seafood farming. We look forward to their ideas and energy.”
“We hail from across Canada’s thriving seafood farming sector: finfish to shellfish, land-based to net-pens, freshwater to marine, industry to research,” said RJ Taylor, inaugural Emerging Leaders Chair. “And we all share the same passion for advancing this incredibly dynamic and sustainable sector. Thank you to CAIA's board and staff for this opportunity to collaborate with like-minded professionals in the time ahead!"
CAIA Emerging Leaders Council member photos and biographies are available here: http://www.aquaculture.ca/youth-council.
More in this Issue...
Marketing & Communications
- Policy Conference 2018 Recap & Save the Date
- Canada's Seafood Farmers Launch National Youth Initiative
Science & Research
- Aquaculture Labour Market Update and Webinar
- Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program Webinar
- Development of National Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Finfish