Fall 2014 Newsletter

Newsletter: The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA)

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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.
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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 »

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