Category Archives: Canadian Aquaculture

OTPP ventures into aquaculture, buying PEI’s Atlantic Aqua Farms from Encore – Private Capital Journal

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan closed first aquaculture acquisition, acquiring PEI’s Atlantic Aqua Farms from Encore Consumer Capital Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP, Ontario Teachers’) has acquired Atlantic Aqua Farms (AAF), the largest grower of live mussels in North America, from Encore Consumer Capital of San Francisco. Financial terms were not disclosed. Orwell Cove, Prince Edward… Read More »

Aquaculture Training and Employment

  Aquaculture has been identified as an important social and economic priority by the United Nations and for the Canadian and provincial governments. There is an increasing large demand for technicians, leaders and managers in the aquaculture sector across Canada and around the world. The field of Aquaculture offers meaningful and well paying jobs at marine… Read More »

Arctic Char – a Sustainable, Nutritious and Delicious Seafood Experience

  This is the Majestic, Exotic Northern fish sought after by many of the world’s greatest chefs and sportsmen alike. The Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) is found in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters across the northern hemisphere. It can grow to an exceptionally large size and is especially most often found in the clear and unpolluted… Read More »

Fresh Food in Remote Locations – Creating an Alternative Supply.

  The availability and cost of fresh food in remote communities is a serious problem in many areas. In Canada and elsewhere much of the fresh food available in remote communities is expensive due to the high cost of shipping. It is also often not as fresh as it would be in major centers due… Read More »

Five Reasons why Farmers are turning to Aquaculture

1. Demand America’s appetite for seafood is growing and with 83% of it being imported from outside of the country, farmers are recognizing an opportunity to feed this demand from their existing infrastructures. 2. Sustainability The UN has estimated that the world’s food output needs to double by 2050. With depleting wild stocks and an… Read More »

Why Closed Containment Aquaculture?

  Fisheries and Ocean Canada the lead federal department in managing Canada’s fisheries,  in 2014-09-09, published the following statement on their website concerning closed containment aquaculture : Closed containment describes a range of technologies for aquaculture; from floating bag systems to land-based recirculating water systems. Closed containment is a barrier technology that attempts to restrict… Read More »

Winnipeg Urban Agriculture | Contained Aquaculture – Aquaponics

  Manitoba Urban Aquaculture Project  Our business model uses IRAFS growing Technology. The IRAFS Closed Loop Production System produces safe high quality consumable products while minimizing the resource inputs and maximizing conservation. Based on science and technology, this farming method has emerged as the best green alternative to provide consumers with value, taste and convenience… Read More »