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Aquaculture: Farming the Waters

AGRICULTURE
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Permanent Exhibition
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A large, blue-green fish is centered against a backdrop of water, with more fish visible in the background. On the left and right, there are colourful, stylized drawings of fish and seaweed against a white background.

Aquaculture: Farming the Waters invites you on a journey to discover how Canadian farmers produce seafood — not only on our coasts, but across the country.

This one of a kind exhibition examines challenges facing aquaculture, along with potential solutions.  Learn how innovative Canadians are using aquaculture to support a sustainable Earth — and a better future for us all.

Developed in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, this colourful exhibition will engage visitors of all ages.

Exhibition Highlights

  • Meet kelp, oyster, and salmon farmers who share their knowledge while taking you on tours of their farms.
     
  • Learn how Indigenous peoples have practiced aquaculture over millennia.
     
  • Discover how Canadians are innovating to improve the sustainability of this growing sector.
     
  • Try out our interactive games! See if you have what it takes to be a fish farmer by raising a salmon from egg to adult, feeding it what it needs to be healthy.

Explore the Exhibition

Audio Visual
Ambient background music plays. A wide shot of a red barn at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is partially covered by a cartoon-style illustration of waves. White text appears at the bottom of the screen: Ready to see another side of farming?
Ambient background music plays. The screen changes to a darker blue, with cartoon-style bubbles. Light-coloured text drops from the top of the screen: Dive in today!
Ambient background music plays. The dark blue lifts up like a curtain to reveal a still image of people working on a fishing boat. White text appears against the dark blue background at the top of the screen:
Discover how Canadian farmers are raising
Ambient background music plays. The background turns to white, and an animated silhouette of a fish jumps across the screen. A very short video clip depicts three people looking at an exhibition panel. The word “fish” appears in dark letters at the bottom of the screen.
Ambient background music plays. There is a diagonal transition to another white background. The word “shellfish” appears in dark letters. A very short video clip depicts the back of a person’s head as they read an exhibition panel.
Ambient background music plays. There is a horizontal transition to another white background. A still image depicts three people holding up a line of kelp. An illustrated piece of seaweed sits next to the image. The words “& seaweed” appear in dark letters.
Ambient background music plays.

There is a vertical transition to another white background. A map of Canada appears, with animated cartoon fish scattered across the map. The words “all across the country” appear in dark letters.

Ambient background music plays. There is transition to another white screen. The words, “Explore the evolution of aquaculture in Canada” appear in dark letters at the top of the screen. An image of two adults and two children is partly obscured from view, and the photo’s frame is animated and wavy. A colourful illustration of waves is visible at the bottom of the screen.
Ambient background music plays. There is a vertical transition to another white background. At the top of the screen, colourful, animated waves move next to a very short video of two kids looking at an interactive element of the exhibition. The words, “And learn how aquaculture is making a splash in the seafood industry!” appear in dark letters.
Ambient background music plays. There is a transition to a green backdrop. The words, “Plus, take part in interactive exhibits” appear in dark letters. A short video shows two girls standing in front of an interactive panel as a pink light illuminates the display. The video angle changes to show the kids’ smiling faces as they look at the panel.
Ambient background music plays. There is a horizontal transition to another green background. On the left side, a very short video shows a man opening a small door on an exhibition panel. On the right, the words, “and test your fish farming skills” appear in dark letters.
Ambient background music plays. There is a transition to a white background. The words, “Hungry for more?” appear in dark letters. Two plates of seafood are partially visible at the top left and bottom right of the screen, and some colourful sea-themed illustrations are partially visible.
Ambient background music plays. The screen transitions to another white background and the “Aquaculture: Farming the Waters” logo appears.
Ambient background music plays. The screen transitions to another white background and the words, “On now at” appear in dark letters. The logo for the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum appears underneath.
Ambient background music plays. On a white background, the words, “This exhibition was made possible in part through financial support from the Government of Canada” appear in dark lettering.
Ambient background music plays. The Canada wordmark appears against a white background.
A colourful illustration depicts groupings of stylized outlines of fish, shellfish, and seaweed on a white background.

Fishing for Info

Fishing for Info is a supplemental website developed for Aquaculture: Farming the Waters. Browse the site to discover fun facts about the fish, shellfish, and seaweed species produced on Canadian farms. Find out where seaweed is hiding in your home, how researchers and farmers are making fish farming more sustainable, and much more!

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