Summer 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter: The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA)

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Registration Now Open: 2016 National Forum & Annual General Meeting

Our National Forum is hosted for the benefit of senior leaders in the aquaculture industry in Canada. Register today.

Government Relations

A New Fisheries Minister and MPs support healthy, responsible and sustainable aquaculture

CAIA meets new Fisheries and Oceans Minister, the Hon. Dominic LeBlanc as well as more than 25 politicians and senior officials during the 2016 spring sitting of Parliament.

New Liberal economic czar sees huge opportunity for Canadian aquaculture

Dominic Barton believes aquaculture is uniquely positioned to help revitalize the Canadian economy.

Communications & Outreach

CAIA Sponsors Labour Market Seminar at ACCH16 in St. John's NL

Session brings together speakers from the east and west coasts of Canada to talk about industry experiences and strategies in building the Canadian aquaculture labour market.

CAIA Member Webinar: Aquaculture Labour Market Information

How many people are needed to work in Aquaculture right now? Webinar answers questions in aquaculture labour market.

We Visited for You: Public Trust Summit

CAIA participated in the launch of the new Canadian Centre for Food Integrity at the inaugural Public Trust Summit.

Market Access & Development

Aquaculture Members of the Seafood Roundtable

The most recent Seafood Value Chain Roundtable meeting was held on June 14 and 15 in Ottawa.

Organic Aquaculture Standards

An overview and update on the evolution of the Canadian Organic Aquaculture Standards.

Growing Forward Consultation

The Growing Forward II Program will sunset March 31, 2018. Planning for the next agriculture policy framework is already underway.

Science & Research

CAIA and MacDonald Laurier Institute share aquaculture message with members of the Canadian Animal Health Institute

Discussions with Canadian Animal Health Institute members highlight efforts to improve access to fish health and feed products.

National Aquaculture Research Strategy Workshop

Industry R&D funding priorities to be discussed at National Aquaculture Research Strategy Workshop in Ottawa, November 28, 2016.

Natural Resources Canada Launches Consultation Process

Consultation process launched to support the development of innovative, clean technologies in the natural resource sectors, including aquaculture

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Spring 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter: The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA)

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SENA16 Recap: Developing Taste for
Canadian Farmed Seafood

Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) had another excellent show at this year's Seafood Expo North America (SENA) in Boston, March 6-8. Read More.

Government Relations

Minister Tootoo Discusses Future of Canada's Aquaculture During Industry Tours

Minister Tootoo talks with aquaculture business leaders to discuss the status and future direction of the industry.

Multi-Year Licenses for British Columbia

Securing a multi-year licence framework for finfish and shellfish farmers in British Columbia.

Industry Government Working Group Update

The latest meeting of the Canadian Farmed Seafood Industry Government Working Group was hosted in Ottawa, March 6, 2016.

New Deputy Minister for Fisheries and Oceans

A new senior leader for Fisheries and Oceans has been announced.

CAIA Weighs in on CFIA Feed Regulatory Renewal Proposal

Comments submitted on CFIA's Feed Regulatory Renewal - Consolidated Modernized Framework Proposal.

ESDP Advisory Committee Meeting Summary

The Operations Modernization Project Office of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency hosted a half-day meeting of the Electronic Service Delivery Platform Advisory Committee in December.

Communications & Outreach

Canadian Aquaculture Industry Reports Healthy Exports in 2015

2015 was a year of sustainable and responsible growth for farmed seafood in Canada.

Save the Date: 2016 National Forum & Annual General Meeting

We are delighted to invite you to join us on November 29-30 for the annual gathering of Canada's aquaculture industry members and stakeholders.

Addressing Labour Market Gaps in Aquaculture

The CAHRC AgriWorkforce Summit was hosted in March and featured the release of new Labour Market Information research.

Market Access & Development

CAIA AgriMarketing Program Update

CAIA and its Member Partners are currently working on the development of a 2016-2018 application to the AgriMarketing Program of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Latest Industry Trade Data Delivered to your Inbox

As a service to members, CAIA has established a dedicated trade and export reports webpage featuring monthly trade reports on Canadian aquaculture.

AAFC Market Access and Development Meetings

CAIA represented members at two Market Access and Development Meetings hosted by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Ottawa in January.

Science & Research

National Aquaculture Research Prioritization Workshop

CAIA members are invited to participate in a half-day National Aquaculture Research Prioritization Workshop on November 28, 2016.

2016 Canadian Merck Veterinary Award Recipient

Successful nomination of Dr. Larry Hammell for the Merck Veterinary Award.

Member Services

A New Membership Year Begins

Members, it's time to renew your commitment to the development and growth of Canada's farmed seafood industry.

Farewell to Outgoing Board Members

Five CAIA Board Members finished up their terms during the 2015-2016 membership year.

Contact Us

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613.239.0612
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Fall 2015 Newsletter

Newsletter: The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA)

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Happy Holidays from the
Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance

Thank you to everyone for making 2015 a wonderful year for CAIA. We appreciate your support and collaboration and look forward to another successful year in 2016!

Government Relations

WORKING CO-OPERATIVELY WITH NEW PARLIAMENT

We look forward to working with the new Fisheries Minister and the new Parliament.

Communications & Outreach

"SEAFOOD IS THE ONLY FOOD WE EAT THAT HAS THE WORD 'FOOD' IN IT…"
2015 National Forum Highlights

Highlights, photos and more from this year's National Forum which took place November 24-25 in Ottawa.

GET IT ONLINE: 2014-15 ANNUAL REPORT

Download CAIA's Annual Report for an overview of our activities and accomplishments.

FARM & FOOD CARE CANADA WEBINAR

Join Farm & Food Care Canada as they bring you the latest public trust research from the United States.

GROWING THE AGRIWORKFORCE SUMMIT

Human resource issues in agriculture and Agri-food will be the feature of this Summit taking place March 14-16, 2016 in Winnipeg, MB.

Market Access & Development

STRIDES IN CHINA FOR CANADIAN FARMED SEAFOOD
Agri-Marketing Program Update

Canada's seafood producers are working collectively to drive market success in China.

YEAR IN REVIEW: TRADE COMMISSIONER ASSISTANCE IN WORLD MARKETS

Embedded Trade Commissioner is providing aquaculture companies with advice, contacts and assistance on trade and related issues.

Science & Research

FISHHEALTHNET: GET INVOLVED

Proposal seeks to establish a network of researchers committed to enhancing fish health practices in Canadian aquaculture.

Member Services

MEET YOUR 2015-16 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE

Members selected the 2015-16 Board of Directors and Executive at our November 25th Annual General Meeting.

MEMBERSHIP FEES INCREASING

A fee increase ensures CAIA will continue providing the services our Members expect and need.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Meet the latest companies to align with CAIA in support of the advancement of the farm-raised seafood sector in Canada.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BCSFA

The BC Shellfish Grower's Association is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director.

Contact Us

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613.239.0612
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Fall 2014 Newsletter

Newsletter: The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA)

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Registration Now Open

2014 National Forum and Annual General Meeting

Canada's aquaculture industry stakeholders are invited to the National Forum and Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) taking place on November 25-26, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario.

This annual event provides Canadian finfish, shellfish and aquatic plant farmers, feed companies and suppliers with a forum for information-sharing, dynamic presentations and discussion on all aspects of aquaculture development in Canada. Read more »

Government Relations

CAIA Presents at Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers Meeting

Approximately 60 delegates from all provinces and territories were in attendance at the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers meeting June 26, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta to hear CAIA provide an update on the National Strategy for Responsible Aquaculture Development. Read more »

"Taste the Freshness" Welcome Back Reception

The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance hosted Members of Parliament at our first “Welcome Back” reception to support our efforts regarding the National Strategy. Read more »

A Reception with Prime Minister Harper

Some of CAIA's members were recently invited to a reception hosted by The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada and Mrs. Read more »

BC MLA Issues Proclamation Honouring SEAFOOD

In recognition of Vancouver Island’s world-renowned shellfish and finfish products, and the importance of the seafood sector to BC's economy, Comox Valley MLA Don McRae declared June 2014 as B.C. Seafood Month. Read more »

Communications & Outreach

An Update with the Center for Food Integrity

CAIA recently had the opportunity to sit down with Terry Fleck, Executive Director of the Center for Food Integrity to learn more about the work the center is doing to build consumer trust and confidence in today's food system. Read more »

Market Access & Development

Organic Agriculture Standards Public Review

Draft changes to the Organic Agriculture Standards (and permitted substances list) have been posted for comment. Read more »

FDA and EPA Issue Updated Draft Advice for Fish Consumption

On June 10, 2014 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued updated draft advice on fish consumption. Read more »

Russian Embargo and Canada's Aquaculture Industry

On August 6, 2014, President Vladimir Putin signed an Executive Order restricting the import of certain food products originating in countries that have decided to impose economic sanctions on Russian legal entities. Read more »

Renewal Required: US FDA Food Facility Registrations

Food Facilities are reminded that they must renew their U.S. FDA registrations between October 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Read more »

Science & Research

National Occupational Framework for Aquaculture: Industry Consultation Opportunity

CAIA has been providing support to the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council to develop a detailed Occupational Framework for the finfish sector. Read more »

Presentations: DHA/EPA Omega-3 for Health Symposium

The DHA/EPA Omega-3 for Health Symposium took place Thursday, May 22, 2014 in Toronto, ON. Read more »

New FAO Report: State of the World Fisheries & Aquaculture

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has just published its report on the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) based on 2012 data.
Read more »

Feeding the Future: New Genome Canada Competition Focuses on Food Production, Safety and Security

Genome Canada announced its latest large-scale applied research program this week, addressing the growing challenges of global food production. Read more »

Member Services

Announcing Our New Bookkeeper & Office Administrator

In September, CAIA welcomed our new Bookkeeper & Office Administrator, Lynn Gingras. Read more »

A Big Welcome to Salish Sea Farms

Welcome our newest member, Salish Sea Farms, grower of premium quality shellfish in Comox, BC. Read more »

Employment Opportunity: Executive Director NAIA

The Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association is seeking a dynamic individual to represent its memberships's best interests and guide the strategic development of the aquaculture industry. Read more »

Contact Us

PO Box 81100, World
Exchange Plaza, Ottawa,
ON K1P 1B1

613.239.0612
info@aquaculture.ca
www.aquaculture.ca

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