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Opportunities Awareness Training & Skills Development Session 1 - Aquaculture NAFF II – Day 2 What We Heard


Tier 1 & Tier 2 Meetings Host Organization AAEI – NAFF Meetings Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs

Tier 1 Meetings

Tier 2 Meetings

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Charlottetown PE Port Hawkesbury NS Fredericton NB Listuguj QC Conne River NL Courtenay BC Kamloops BC Masset BC Nanaimo BC Port Alberni BC Port Hardy BC Prince Rupert BC

Moncton NB

Vancouver BC (with AAA)

Aboriginal Aquaculture Assoc’n 

Nanaimo BC

Vancouver BC (with FNFC)

Montreal QC

Saskatoon SK

Nanaimo BC (Dec 2011)

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Sudbury ON (Mar 2012) Sudbury ON (Sept 2012)

First Nations Fisheries Council

Assembly of First Nations Other Meetings Aboriginal Aquaculture Assoc’n Strategic Planning Sessions Waubetek Business Development Corporation

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Knowledge, Training, Skills Development Issues Discussed  Improved awareness, education and/or training is required to increase capacity  Technological and business training must be accessible in remote communities  Training to employment 3


Knowledge, Training, Skills Development Some Suggested Solutions  Establish an Aboriginal Aquaculture Help Desk to provide services related to information sharing, networking, business development, etc.  Establish community-based and on-the-job training with existing operations  Incorporate aquaculture technologies and practicum into the public school and high school curriculum as part of a youth engagement and development plan 4


115 pm - Opportunities Awareness - AQUALCULTURE OPPORTUNITIES - DAN STECHY