The issue of government subsidies to industry has been a worldwide topic of debate for decades, primarily driven by free trade negotiations. In recent years, subsidies to the aquaculture sector in Canada have been raised from time to time in the media – and this information has at times been based on little reliable data or opaque methodology. The purpose of this brief is to provide the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance with a more informed perspective of where the aquaculture industry in Canada sits in regard to subsidies and in comparison to other sectors.
A Brief Primer on Government Subsidies:
Overview of Methods and Sector Comparisons PDF 569KB
Canadians Overwhelmingly Support a National Aquaculture Act
Abacus Data survey, April 2011
This report was written by Global Trust for the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance and its members. It is intended to provide a timely and condensed overview of global developments related to aquaculture standards and certification.
Global Market Report
Aquaculture Renewal Brochure – this document was designed in 2007 to tell the Canadian aquaculture story to politicians and reinforce the need for federal support to grow and strengthen the sector.
Aquaculture Renewal Brochure English version PDF 992KB
Aquaculture Renewal Brochure French version PDF 996KB
Canadian Aquaculture Facts – this brochure highlights the need and potential for aquaculture in Canada.
Canadian Aquaculture Facts PDF 2,448KB
Sustainability Checklist – this document provides proof points to support the fact that the Canadian Seafood Farming Industry is committed to sustainability.
Sustainability Checklist PDF 1,052KB
Guide to Canadian Farmed Salmon – a guide for retailers that addresses a number of consumer questions about Canadian Farmed Salmon.
Guide to Canadian Farmed Salmon PDF 1,208KB