NAFF II - Keynote speaker - Ruth Salmon

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NAFF II - Keynote speaker - Ruth Salmon

  1. 1. Canadian Aquaculture: Seizing the Opportunities Presentation to: NAFF II October 3, 2012
  2. 2. Who is CAIA?
  3. 3. World’s Growing Population & Need for ProteinOver next 50 years: Population ↑ from 7-9 Billion Rising Incomes; Decreasing Poverty Explosion of Food Demand
  4. 4. Food Shortages
  5. 5. Increase in Protein over last decade
  6. 6. Water crisis seen as big threat toCentral & Southwestern U.S.
  7. 7. What Role Can the Oceans Play?
  8. 8. Global Demand for Seafooddoubled since 1973
  9. 9. Consumption Growth driven by: Population Growth: 1 in 5 depend on fish for protein Growth in per capita consumption
  10. 10. Additional 40M tonnes of seafood needed Source:FAO
  11. 11. Farm the Seas to feed the people
  12. 12. Reduce pressure on Wild Stocks
  13. 13. Reduce pressure on freshwater resources
  14. 14. Environmental ImpactAquaculture has a low carbon footprint compared to other animal food producing methods
  15. 15. Feed Conversion Efficiencies8 Kg Feed 6 Kg Feed2 Kg Feed 1.2 Kg Feed
  16. 16. Health Benefits High in Omega 3’s Low in Saturated Fats Heart and Brain Health
  17. 17. Global Aquaculture Production
  18. 18. Canadian AquacultureAquaculture occurs in all provinces & the Yukon
  19. 19. Species FarmedProduction dominated bysalmon, mussels, oystersand trout
  20. 20. Canadian Aquaculture Industry•$2.1 Billion•15,000 Jobs•1/3 value of Fisheries production
  21. 21. 12 years of stagnated growth
  22. 22. • Longest coastline, largest freshwater system, largest tidal range• Abundance of highly skilled workers• World class scientists & research facilities• World-renowned sustainability practices• Reputation for high quality products• Access to major seafood markets in US, Europe and Asia
  23. 23. Falling behind key competitors
  24. 24. Why have we flat lined?1. Regulatory system is complex, uncertain and confusing2. Fisheries Act never meant for aquaculture3. Patchwork quilt of statutes
  25. 25. GrowingPoliticalSupport
  26. 26. Potential Jobs and Growth1. According to DFO, Canadian aquaculture output could increase by approximately 8% to approximately 214,000 tonnes within 5 years. Generating new farm-gate revenues of approximately $1.1 billion.2. By 2020, sector output could exceed 308,000 tonnes and generate total farmgate revenues in excess of $1.5 billion = 7,000 jobs
  27. 27. First Nations Involvement61 First Nations havesites for salmon andother finfish130 First Nations mayhave sites for trout123 First Nations havesites for clam,mussel, and/oroysters
  28. 28. We need your leadershipFirst Nations have the opportunity to play a pivotalrole in the future development of the Canadianaquaculture industry

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