The fact that Ontario’s aquaculture industry is featured as the cover story of this month’s edition of ‘Better Farming’ magazine is indicative of a change in attitudes that aquaculture is now considered a legitimate industry, says the president of the Northern Ontario Aquaculture Association (NOAA).
Mike Meeker, whose photo is on the cover of the December edition of the magazine under the headline “Ontario’s Aquaculture Industry Comes of Age,” told the Recorder, “I never expected the story would be on the front page and would be a long feature article. Usually when we get press in magazines we might get a half page at the most. I think the fact it’s the featured article is indicative of a change in attitude that aquaculture is a legitimate industry. Compared to beef and cereal crops, the chicken industry and others, it is now being recognized and (is) proof that the industry is a legitimate agriculture enterprise and is going to grow in the future.”