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Canada’s seafood farmers launch national youth initiative

By Food in Canada staff   

Sustainability Business Operations Seafood Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance

RJ Taylor, inaugural chair of the CAIA Youth Council.

The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) has launched a National Youth Council to connect young professionals in Canada’s aquaculture sector, to propose and develop ideas for the flourishing of the sector, and to be ambassadors for the sector.

“Seafood farming is a young and growing sector for Canada. The diversity and strength of these young people is a testament to a bright future for our sector,” said CAIA Executive Director, Timothy Kennedy.

The CAIA has brought together a group of fourteen young people from six provinces across the country – seven women and seven men – to represent the growing presence of youth in this science, sustainability and future-oriented sector, said Kennedy.

The Council members will convene their first face-to-face meeting at Canada’s Farmed Seafood Policy Conference 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario on November 27th. Conference delegates will have the opportunity to learn more and to meet the council member at a dedicated breakfast event to open the event.

CAIA National Youth Council member photos and biographies are available here:


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