Northern Ontario Aquaculture Association

Say hello to an industry.

By getting to know the Northern Ontario Aquaculture Association, you’re meeting people who bring Ontario trout to your table. The NOAA is located on beautiful Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario, where the majority of cage site operators are located.

Our Market.

NOAA markets include both the general public and commercial customers such as restaurants, hotels and grocery stores, valuable allies in our efforts to increase demand for Ontario farm raised trout.

Why Aquaculture?

Fact: the world population has exceeded 7 billion people and continues to grow. Fact: per capita demand for fish and seafood is increasing resulting in over-stressed oceans and freshwater bodies. Fact: the global demand for fish consumption is increasing by 7% to 9% annually. Where will sustainable sources of high quality protein be sourced in order to feed the growing global population if we do not turn to aquaculture as a viable alternative to wild fish harvest?

At NOAA we believe aquaculture is the solution to the growing worldwide seafood deficit and reduces the pressures on the capture fisheries to increase production. Over 50% of the fish and seafood consumed globally now comes from aquaculture. This presents an extraordinary opportunity for freshwater aquaculture and Northern Ontario. Aquaculture is a fast growing agri-food sector which allows sustainable economic growth, job creation, social well-being, and environmental protection (increased wild fishery stocks, healthy ecosystems). NOAA leads the Ontario aquaculture industry by working in partnerships with all government agencies to secure its success because we believe aquaculture is the solution!

Website Last Updated: July 2013

Latest News & Events

Apr 03

Thinking of a career in aquaculture?

E-Learning Sustainable Aquaculture Courses Start May 2014 Do you want to feature in the future of sustainable aquaculture?       The University of St Andrews in conjunction with deliver a range of Sustainable Aquaculture courses from Undergraduate to … Continue reading

Dec 19

Second Ontario farm obtains organic certification

NOAA congratulates Armando and Rose Shawanda of Fulltime Fisheries, Wikwemikong, on obtaining their organic certification for rainbow trout.   Earlier this year Meeker’s Aquaculture (div. of Blue Goose) received the certification. The Canadian Organic Aquaculture Standard was released in May … Continue reading

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Funding provided by:

Funding for this project was provided through the Ontario Market Investment Fund.