Following its annual meeting at the end of September, the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) announced the new members of its Board of Directors. At that time, in addition to announcing the election of Ian Roberts, Director of Communications (Scotland, Ireland, Canada) at Mowi, as the new Chair, it also noted that two indigenous businesses had been elected to the board. They are Larry Johnson, President of Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood and Co-Chair of the CAIA Indigenous Partners Network, and Cyrus Singh, CEO of the K’awat’si Development Corporation. In the announcement, CAIA President and CEO Timothy Kennedy highlighted the important role the two will play. “They will lend their voices and talents to developing the national aquaculture discussion”, he said. WeAreAquaculture has spoken with them.
“I am a First Nation person advocating for sustainable aquaculture”
Larry Johnson, President of Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood, is pleased to bring the indigenous perspective to the table from his new position as a member of the CAIA Board of Directors.