Northern Ontario Aquaculture Association

Who are we?

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

Where to find Ontario farmed rainbow trout

The Northern Ontario Aquaculture Association does not itself farm, process, or distribute rainbow trout (or other species), but our members do. Ontario farmed rainbow trout is available at most major retail grocers in Ontario, as well as restaurants, hotels, and at some on-farm locations.

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Why Aquaculture?

World population has exceeded 7 billion people and continues to grow. Per capita demand for fish and seafood is increasing resulting in over-stressed oceans and freshwater bodies. 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?

We believe aquaculture is the solution to the growing worldwide seafood deficit and reduces the pressures on capture fisheries. 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 and healthy ecosystems). Northern Ontario Aquaculture Assocaition 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 2014

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May 23

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There are a few spaces left for the 2 Day Aquaponics Workshop + 1 Day Build Your Own Aquaponics System Session to be held May 26-28 at the University of Guelph. Hosted by Noa Fisheries. Featured speakers include: Dr. Nick … Continue reading

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

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