Sustainable Fish Farming in Ontario

Canadians are eating more fish than ever before, and over half of it is raised on farms. Come on a virtual tour of several Ontario fish farms and learn about sustainable water use, ecological impacts, eco-certifications and the future of fish farming. We'll show you behind the scenes of a second-generation fish farming business in Grey County and dispell some myths along the way.

RJ Taylor is a second-generation fish farmer and environmental advocate in Ontario. He and his sister Arlen raise rainbow trout, Arctic char and coho salmon at four land-based fish farms. They also run a processing facility and deliver sustainable wild and farmed fish to 1,500+ homes a month through a unique direct-to-consumer brand called Springhills Fish. RJ is the managing director for the Ontario Aquaculture Association, an advisor to Ontario's agriculture minister, and was appointed to the province's species at risk advisory committee. Although RJ grew up on the end of a fish net, he took a ten-year hiatus in his 20s to lead science education initiatives across Canada for Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the University of Toronto and Dyson. 

January 10, 2022, 6:40:00 p.m.

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No CEUs are available for this presentation.