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Summary 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


Access to Capital Issues Discussed  Equity Gap – the comparative inability for a First Nation community or individual to attract investment capital for a commercial venture • Inability to pledge real and personal property onreserve as collateral • Risk is widely perceived to be greater for First Nations ventures 3

Access to Capital Some Suggested Solutions  Asset mapping will help to quantify "Aboriginal Equity“  Government agencies to pool resources for aboriginal aquaculture development and deliver through an AIMAP-like program  Establish an “Aboriginal Aquaculture Investment Tax Credit” for businesses and individuals who invest in aboriginal ventures 4

Environmental Management Issues Discussed  Aquaculture must be sustainable

• It must not compromise the quality of healthy and productive ecosystems • It must be in tune with the social values of regional communities and consumers • It must be internationally competitive

 Three Inter-Related Components • Economic Prosperity • Environmental Protection • Social Well-Being 5

Environmental Management Some Suggested Solutions  First Nations should be trained to provide routine environmental monitoring and inspection at aquaculture sites in First Nations territories  Broaden implementation of the APSA throughout the aquaculture sector

• DFO and Provinces to make compliance with the APSA a condition of licence • Compliance with the APSA could be a key component of IBAs and partnership agreements 6

Aboriginal Principles for Sustainable Aquaculture  Elements of the APSA: • Third party certification program developed by AAA • Transparency and First Nation (Aboriginal) Inclusiveness • Social Responsibility • Environmental Responsibility • Economic Responsibility

 Ahousaht First Nation & Mainstream Canada • First to receive certification

Aquaculture Session  NAFF II Summary Report to include regional

summaries developed by the 4 co-hosts: • APCFNC




 Fundamental input toward creation of a

strategic approach to aboriginal aquaculture development  Thank you for your interest and participation Comments or Suggestions 8

400 PM - Summary - DAN STECHEY  
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