Township of

Aquaculture Study

Development Strategic Initiatives Aquaculture Study

The Township of Manitouwadge is looking at opportunities to participate in Ontario’s growing Aquaculture Industry.

Learn more here: Manitouwadge Aquaculture Presentation

To read the final report which outlines key recommendations in which Manitouwadge can meaningfully undertake to further support the growth of this growing sector in Ontario, please click here: Manitouwadge Aquaculture Feasibility Study 2019


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What is Aquaculture?

Aquaculture is the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of aquatic organisms including fish, shellfish, plants, algae, and other organisms in all types of water environments.

It’s Farming in Water

Aquaculture is used to:

  • Produce food and other commercial products
  • Protect current wild fish stocks

Aquaculture is increasingly popular in Ontario. Under provincial legislation, more than 40 species of fish are now eligible to be raised including: tilapia, four species of trout, arctic char, yellow perch and walleye.

Potential Opportunities

The Aquaculture Industry continues to grow. 50% of seafood consumed worldwide is derived from aquaculture. The sector delivers a wide range of safe, healthy and sustainable seafood products to domestic and international markets.

The Aquaculture Industry results in increased economic and social impacts for residents, businesses, and communities.

For some areas these impacts include:

  • Increased population (people moving into, or back to, communities)
  • Increased housing starts
  • New business activity

For more information on the Aquaculture Study in Manitouwadge, please contact:

Florence MacLean
Township of Manitouwadge
P: (807) 826-3227 ext: 242