— April 25, 2016 —

Atlantic Salmon Growers Elect New Association President

Pamela Parker
Executive Director
Letang, N.B. – Larry Ingalls, CEO of Northern Harvest Sea Farms, is the new chair of The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA)

Mr. Ingalls, who served as vice-chair of the association, was named to the post during the ACFFA’s recent annual general meeting in St. Andrews. Former chair Nell Halse, VP Communications at Cooke Aquaculture Inc., will serve as vice-chair while Bob Sweeney, president of Sweeney International Inc., will remain as secretary-treasurer.
“Salmon farming has huge potential for the Atlantic region, especially our coastal communities, and I’m pleased to help lead our association as we continue to grow a locally-based, globally competitive, sustainable aquaculture industry,” said Mr. Ingalls.
A UNB Education graduate, Larry entered the industry in 1985 along with his brothers Neil and David. Mr. Ingalls helps lead St. George-based Northern Harvest Sea Farms that has operations in New Brunswick and Newfoundland with over 250 employees.
Over 150 salmon farmers, industry stakeholders, scientists, researchers, provincial and federal government representatives, and community members attended the ACFFA’s recent fall conference and research workshop held in conjunction with the AGM. Participants heard industry updates as well as the latest research findings on a variety of topics including new feed formulations, sea lice management techniques and conservation programs supported by the industry.
The ACFFA 2011 annual report can be found here.
The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) is an industry-funded association that works on behalf of the salmon farming industry in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The ACFFA represents 95 per cent of salmon production in the Maritime region in addition to a wide range of supporting companies and organizations.

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