Aquaculture is the farming of fish, shellfish and seaweed in oceans, lakes and on land. An important source of food, aquaculture creates jobs and supports local communities. Aquaculture isn’t new; in fact, it’s ancient. Indigenous peoples were the first to practice aquaculture; they used traditional knowledge to farm clams and other seafood. Today, Canada continues to be a leader in aquaculture, and innovation is key to ensuring the sustainability of this important food sector.
In partnership with government, academia and communities, Ingenium has developed a broad range of programming, exhibitions and research that dive into aquaculture.
Aquaculture: Farming the Waters
At the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Aquaculture: Farming the Waters is a long-term exhibition that invites you on a journey to discover how Canadian farmers produce seafood — not only on our coasts, but across the country.
Aquaculture on the Road
Dive into aquaculture! In this fun and engaging travelling exhibition, visitors of all ages and abilities explore how fish, shellfish, seaweed (and more!) are produced and how new innovations are changing aquaculture in Canada.
Healthy Oceans for a Healthy Planet
A temporary exhibit at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Healthy Oceans for a Healthy Planet examines the challenges facing our oceans due to pollution, habitat destruction, and overfishing.
This temporary, photographic exhibition at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is a co-curated collaboration with the Heiltsuk First Nation in Bella Bella, B.C. Through a series of stunning images, the Bákvḷá exhibition focuses on the Heiltsuk herring roe-on-kelp fishery — in the pristine waters along British Columbia’s central coast — and the healthy food it produces.