NAFF II - Opportunities awareness - aquaculture opportunities - Randall B. Angus

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  • 1. Randy Angus Director, Integrated Resource ManagementMi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island
  • 2. Why Aquaculture? "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." Iroquois Confederacy Maxim
  • 3. Some examples of existing FNAquaculture in Atlantic CanadaNewfoundland - Atlantic salmonCape Breton - trout, oysters, musselsMainland N.S. – oysters, Arctic charThroughout NB – oysters, Arctic char, sturgeon
  • 4. Waycobah First Nation Aquaculture Harvest Festival trout, oysters, mussels Forging Partnerships (Cold Water Fisheries)
  • 5. Eskasoni Eskasoni
  • 6. Millbrook
  • 7. Lennox Island
  • 8. Salmon and Trout For biodiversity For enhancement For education For life skills For employment For profit ABEGWEIT BIODIVESITY ENHANCEMENT HATCHERY
  • 9. Cultured species (room forexpansion) Arctic char
  • 10. Soft Shell ClamsBay Scallops
  • 11. Mussels
  • 12. Oysters
  • 13. Halibut
  • 14. Marine Plants
  • 15. Sea Urchins
  • 16. Sea Scallops
  • 17. Sturgeon
  • 18. Additional opportunities
  • 19. Aquaponics Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. In aquaponics, you grow fish and plants together in one integrated, soilless system. The fish waste provides a food source for the plants and the plants provide a natural filter for the water the fish live in.
  • 20. Marketing Advantage•In some markets First Nation products willcommand a premium price•First Nations can increase sales bypurchasing from non-native companies/individual growers•First Nations can have products packed intheir label•LVHQ Low volume : High quality
  • 21. Advantages Branding: Aboriginal Branding is story telling, and aboriginal cultures have always respected the power of story. There’s a connection between culture and markets that needs to be built. Authenticity…. Differentiation Redstone (Abegweit FN)
  • 22. New challenges/opportunities Climate change is expected to alter oceanographic conditions in the next decades, and also affect marine biodiversity, notably by affecting the distribution of marine species.• Invasive species. Tunicates, green crab• Sea cage potential• Extended growing seasons
  • 23. Changes in sea surface temperature (SST) between the1960s (average 1950-1969) and 2000s (1988-2007(Rayner et al. 2006; source: Met. Office Hadley Centre;
  • 24. Climate Change
  • 25. Additional Challenges Education/skills training Capacity Recognizing Opportunity Environment Value added marketing Innovation Vertical Integration Diversity of species and markets
  • 26. Essential SkillsTraining
  • 27. Success of essential skills training in PEI
  • 28. For it matters not how smallthe beginning may seem to be:what is once well done, is doneforever.Henry David Thoreau
  • 29. Wela’linThank you