Category Archives: Manitoba Aquaculture

Posts and stories about aquaculture and aquaponics in Manitoba Canada

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 »

New canola has exciting aquaculture possibilities – The Western Producer

  BASF and Cargill have developed what’s being called a “groundbreaking” canola, which they believe could expand demand the way high oleic canola did for the industry. The oil produced from their EPA/DHA canola will be used as a re-placement for fish oil in aquaculture diets. “What this does is really create a new market… Read More »

Closed-Containment Aquaculture Systems Research and Development – Freshwater Institute West Virginia

This  short video provides a great overview of the Closed-containment Aquaculture Systems research at The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute. I had the opportunity to visit the Freshwater Institute a couple of times in the past and worked closely with personal and researchers from their organization in designing and building a commercial scale Recirculation  Aquaculture System… Read More »