Mowi’s Ian Roberts named chair of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance board of directors

Ian Roberts, Mowi’s director of communications for Scotland, Ireland and Canada is the new chairman of the CAIA Board of Directors.

He succeeds Jennifer Woodland of Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Limited Partnership who stepped down after almost three years.

Roberts was based in British Columbia for many years as director of public affairs at Mowi Canada. He transferred over to Mowi Scotland in January 2018.

“The seafood farming community in Canada is focused and resilient. We are the seafood growth pathway for Canada with many coastal communities looking to grow sustainable foods and economic opportunities. With positive support from our communities and governments, Canada can realize this great sustainable, healthy and secure food opportunity for Canada,” says Roberts.

Two leaders from Indigenous-owned seafood businesses were also elected to the Board: Larry Johnson, president of Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood and co-chair of the CAIA Indigenous Partners Network; and Cyrus Singh, CEO of the K’awat’si Development Corp.

Four others were re-elected to the executive committee, including: Joel Richardson, Cooke Aquaculture Inc. (Vice-Chair), Cyr Couturier, Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Treasurer), Mia Parker, Mowi Canada West (Secretary) and Linda Sams, Cermaq Canada.


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