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NAFF II - Keynote speaker - Ruth Salmon


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  • 1. Canadian Aquaculture: Seizing the Opportunities Presentation to: NAFF II October 3, 2012
  • 2. Who is CAIA?
  • 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. Food Shortages
  • 5. Increase in Protein over last decade
  • 6. Water crisis seen as big threat toCentral & Southwestern U.S.
  • 7. What Role Can the Oceans Play?
  • 8. Global Demand for Seafooddoubled since 1973
  • 9. Consumption Growth driven by: Population Growth: 1 in 5 depend on fish for protein Growth in per capita consumption
  • 10. Additional 40M tonnes of seafood needed Source:FAO
  • 11. Farm the Seas to feed the people
  • 12. Reduce pressure on Wild Stocks
  • 13. Reduce pressure on freshwater resources
  • 14. Environmental ImpactAquaculture has a low carbon footprint compared to other animal food producing methods
  • 15. Feed Conversion Efficiencies8 Kg Feed 6 Kg Feed2 Kg Feed 1.2 Kg Feed
  • 16. Health Benefits High in Omega 3’s Low in Saturated Fats Heart and Brain Health
  • 17. Global Aquaculture Production
  • 18. Canadian AquacultureAquaculture occurs in all provinces & the Yukon
  • 19. Species FarmedProduction dominated bysalmon, mussels, oystersand trout
  • 20. Canadian Aquaculture Industry•$2.1 Billion•15,000 Jobs•1/3 value of Fisheries production
  • 21. 12 years of stagnated growth
  • 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. Falling behind key competitors
  • 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. GrowingPoliticalSupport
  • 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. 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. We need your leadershipFirst Nations have the opportunity to play a pivotalrole in the future development of the Canadianaquaculture industry