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Jobs of the Future: Food insecurity spurs an Indigenous dip into aquaculture –

Demand for sustainably farm-raised fish puts First Nations in the driver’s seat through federal support program

Nicholas Huber is spreading the word about aquaculture.

Huber, the senior aquaculture development officer for the Waubetek Business Development Corporation, said there has been “a great uptake” for a federally-funded program that helps Indigenous entrepreneurs set up fish-rearing operations in their communities.

More than 15 partners in northeastern Ontario have begun the process of setting up the aquaculture facilities funded through the Northern Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative.

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