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Provide your Input into the Future of the Blue Economy

Do you or someone you know have a stake in the Island region ‘Blue Economy’?

The Government of Canada is inviting participation by presenting questions for your consideration.

You can choose your area(s) of interest from the links below. Each link will take you to 4-5 questions related to that specific topic area. You can answer as many or as few as you wish.

Focusing on growth and prosperity
Positioning Canada
Sustainable and prosperous ocean sectors
Big questions


For additional information, the Government of Canada Blue Economy engagement paper outlines some of the opportunities, challenges and gaps facing our ocean economy.

VIEA is distributing this information in the belief that it is important for Island region stakeholders to express their thoughts regarding this vital and expanding part of our island economy.


For seven days — May 17 – 23 — The Seaweed Days Festival will be packed with FREE VIRTUAL activities, workshops, the Seaweed Industry Speaker Series hosted by VIEA, and demonstrations presented by organizations from all over the world, appealing to a wide range of individuals, those who are curious and those with varying levels of seaweed knowledge.

There will be a ticketed 2-day professional development workshop, Seaweed Farming 101, on May 19 & 20. Participants can expect to gain an understanding of the basics cultivating seaweed in this 2-day virtual workshop, shared from the perspectives of Cascadia Seaweed.

The purpose of Seaweed Days is to expand consumers’ acceptance of seaweed as a food product, to educate people on the environmental benefits of seaweed, and to leave participants feeling inspired to make a positive impact on the climate simply by inviting more seaweed into their lives!

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