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Aquaculture Canada and Sea Farmers 2017 Conference and Tradeshow: Cultivating Our Future

Aquaculture has a key role to play in providing food and employment for a growing human population. In the year of Canada’s 150th anniversary, this premiere Canadian aquaculture event will highlight how aquaculture is ensuring future prosperity locally, nationally and globally. With its long aquaculture history, Nova Scotia has a vibrant and diverse industry that reflects national interests in sustainable finfish, shellfish and seaweed aquaculture. The joint AAC/AANS conference and tradeshow will highlight advances in the science and technology of Canadian aquaculture, in preparing for the sustainable food systems of the future.

2017 Canadian Aquaculture R&D Review

(La version française suit)
Submit a brief summary of your Canadian
aquaculture research projects to the
Canadian Aquaculture R&D Review 2017

Deadline November 30, 2016

Publication Overview
The Canadian Aquaculture R&D Review is intended to allow those involved with aquaculture to increase awareness of projects related to aquaculture in Canada. This will help to solidify a community with a common vision for the future development of the Canadian aquaculture sector. Similar to the previous editions, this national review of aquaculture research and development will provide brief summaries of current research projects, in-depth coverage of select projects, and overviews of the various funding organizations in Canada supporting aquaculture R&D. There will be French and English versions, and it is intended to be published in March 2017 in a professional e-magazine format. The full text of the 2017 publication will be available online in HTML and PDF format. Canadian Aquaculture R&D Review 2015
Research Targeted
Articles for this publication can come from the diverse scientific fields that contribute to Canadian aquaculture research, including, among others, advances in husbandry, development of new species or farming practices, research on disease and its management, interactions between aquaculture and the environment, or new uses for aquaculture products. Species studied can include finfish, shellfish, other invertebrates, and plants in both freshwater and marine environments.
How to submit
If you are interested in sharing information about your recent or current aquaculture-related research, please submit project summaries accompanied by photographs and video files (10-15 sec.) by November 30, 2016. The accompanying attachments provide guidance on the format and content sought for inclusion.
To assist you with the editing and compilation process, please submit your contribution using the attached template (Word format), including your graphic and hi-res image and/or video files, and return these as email attachments to Alex.Tuen@dfo-mpo.gc.ca. Photo credits will be provided in all cases (see attached Photo Release consent form).
Contribute to the visual aspect!
Submit any high resolution images of Canadian aquaculture science which could potentially benefit to the visual aspect of the review. The best ones will be used for the cover!

Contact us
Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Dan.McPhee@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

We look forward to your participation in this important national initiative.

On behalf of,

Jay Parsons, Director
Ecosystems and Oceans Science Sector
Aquaculture, Biotechnology and Aquatic Animal Health Sciences Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Soumettez un résumé de vos travaux
de recherche portant sur l’aquaculture au
R&D en aquaculture au Canada 2017

Date limite Novembre 30, 2016

Aperçu de la publication
La publication intitulée R&D en aquaculture au Canada se veut un moyen, pour tous ceux qui travaillent en aquaculture, de prendre connaissance des projets réalisés au Canada en matière d’aquaculture, aidant ainsi à solidifier une communauté partageant une vision commune quant au développement futur du secteur de l’aquaculture canadienne. Cette revue nationale de la recherche et du développement en aquaculture fournira des résumés de projets de recherche en cours, un examen approfondi des projets choisis et un survol des diverses organisations de financement canadiennes qui soutiennent la recherche et le développement en aquaculture. La revue  sera disponible en anglais ainsi qu’en français, et sera accessible en ligne en format HTML ou PDF.
R et D en aquaculture au Canada 2015
recherche ciblée
Les articles de cette publication peuvent provenir de différentes disciplines scientifiques alimentant la recherche sur l’aquaculture au Canada, y compris notamment les percées dans la production de l’élevage, le développement de nouvelles espèces ou de pratiques aquacoles, la recherche sur les maladies et leur gestion, les interactions entre l’aquaculture et l’environnement ou de nouvelles utilisations de produits aquacoles. Les espèces étudiées peuvent comprendre des poissons, des mollusques et crustacés, d’autres invertébrés et des plantes vivant dans des environnements marins ou d’eau douce.
Comment soumettre
Si vous désirez partager de l’information au sujet de vos travaux de recherche en aquaculture, récent ou présent, veuillez soumettre vos résumés de projets accompagnés de photographies et vidéos  (10 à 15 sec.) avant le 30 Novembre, 2016. Les documents ci joints offrent des directives quant à la forme et au contenu attendus.
Pour faciliter le processus d’édition et de compilation, veuillez soumettre votre résumé au moyen du gabarit ci joint (format Word), en y annexant vos fichiers graphiques, images et vidéos, et retourner le tout par courriel, au Alex.Tuen@dfo-mpo.gc.ca. La source de chaque image sera mentionnée (Voir le Formulaire de consentement de publication d’images).
Contribuez à l’aspect visuel!
Veuillez soumettre toute image à haute résolution liée aux sciences de l’aquaculture au Canada ayant le potentiel d’améliorer l’aspect visuel de l’ouvrage. Les meilleures images seront utilisées pour la couverture!

Contactez nous
Si vous désirez obtenir de plus amples renseignements ou si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à communiquer par courriel au Dan.McPhee@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Nous espérons que vous pourrez prendre part à cette importante initiative nationale.

Au nom de

Jay Parsons, directeur
Secteur des sciences des écosystèmes et des océans
Direction des sciences de l’aquaculture, de la biotechnologie et santé des animaux aquatiques
Pêches et Océans Canada

BC Seafood on Your Plate

BC Seafood on Your Plate is a Comox Valley Economic Development and BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival initiative, supported by the BC Ministry of Agriculture.  The purpose of the program is to promote BC seafood to the public to increase the eating, buying, and enjoyment of seafood.

BC Seafood on Your Plate runs through June, which is also Seafood Month in BC, and is one of the many programs being held in conjunction with the BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival Jun 9-19.  http://www.discovercomoxvalley.com/bcseafoodonyourplate

Past Recipients of the AAC Student Travel Award (2011-2016)

Student Travel Awards – given to students presenting papers at the annual meeting to help defray travel expenses of attending the meeting.

 

2016
Francisco Bravo
Pierre-Olivier Fontaine
Daria Gallardi
Stanzin Gawa
Aly Ghanem
Lindsey Gillard
Stephanie Hall
Melissa Holborn
Krista Latimer
Shawna Semple
Andrew Sevier

2015
Katharina Correa
Forest Dussault
Minhao Fu
Daria Gallardi
Melissa Holborn
Song Lin
Xiang Lin
Jing Lu
Stacy Murray
Agnieszka Stadnik
Yangfan Zhang

2014
Paul van Dam-Bates
Daria Gallardi
Alejandro Guitierrez
David Huyben
Song Lin
Jeremy Le Luyer
Nicole Nadar
Chris Small
Xoana Taboada
Guoqiang Wang
Yangfan Zhang

2013
Stephanie Dallarie-Dufresne
Bernard-Antonin Dupont-Cyr
Felix Christen
Daria Gallardi
Alejandro Gutierrez
Tomer Katan
Jérémy Le Luyer
Song Lin
Joe Mersereau
Neomie Poirier-Stewart
Katherine Tanaka
Melanie Trudel
Di Wan
Xi Xue

2012
Wasiim Kader Bathia
Courtney D Edwards
Jessica Fry
Daria Gallardi
Sarah Granier
David Huyben
Nicole Leavitt
Danielle Lewis
Colin Novak
Christina Rochus
Qingheng Xu
Xi Xue

2011
Andrea Bartsch
Laura Braden
Terry Bungay
Nancy Camarillo-Sepulveda
Mathieu Doucet
Alejandro Gutierrez
David Huyben
Danielle Lewis
Song LIn
Colin Novak
Nicole Quinn
Matt Webb
Jessica Whitehead
Jess Wyatt

BCSFA Marine Environmental Research Program

The BC Salmon Farmers Association’s Marine Environmental Research Program has posted a Call for Proposals for 2016 research initiatives. You can find more information on the application process on the Association’s Research and Innovation webpage. Please find the link below and feel free to share it with your contacts!

http://bcsalmonfarmers.ca/research-innovation

This is the second call for proposals for this newly formed program, under the guidance of the BCSFA Science Advisory Council. Please note that the deadline for applications is December 1, 2015. If you have a project idea that fits within the Association’s research priorities please apply. Applications can be multi-year, with multiple partners.

For further information or questions please contact:

Joanne Liutkus, M.Sc.
Research and Development Coordinator
BC Salmon Farmers Association
E-mail: joanne@bcsalmonfarmers.ca
Office: 250 286 1636 ext 222
Cell: 250 202 9701
201-909 Island Highway, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C2

Aquaculture Canada 2015 Media Release

The Aquaculture Association of Canada/ Association Aquacole du Canada presents Aquaculture Canada OM 2015 – BLUE REVOLUTION 2.0

 For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                May 27, 2015

St.Andrews, N.B. – The Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC) annual conference, Aquaculture Canada OM 2015, is heading west to beautiful Nanaimo, BC, in the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. The conference is being held at the Vancouver Island Conference Center from May 31st to June 3rd.

Over the course of the four days over 300 delegates from Canada, the USA and other international countries will descend on Nanaimo to discuss current research, policies, economics and current issues facing the aquaculture sector. This year’s theme Blue Revolution 2.0 highlights a new revolution in the aquaculture sector and the need to look at the future demand for sustainable seafood.

The conference will feature Mr. Alfe-Helge Aarskog, CEO, Marine Harvest ASA who will deliver the keynote address entitled Leading the Blue Revolution. In addition, the AAC is offering a full scientific program, with over 100 speakers, including two plenary speaker presentations: Responsible Aquaculture and Global Markets by Wally Stevens (Global Aquaculture Alliance, USA) and Sustainable Aquaculture and the Ecosystem Approach by Dr. Jake Rice (Fisheries and Oceans Canada). The conference will also be offering workshops on communications and genomics, industry tours, a full trade show with 31 exhibitors and, for the first time in AAC history, a youth development program for high school students from the region called “Aquaculture in the Classroom-A Day of Discovery”.

It would not be an AAC event without the Joe Brown Memorial BBQ and silent auction to raise funds for the AAC’s Student Endowment Fund. Students play an important and vital part of the AAC and we are pleased to be able to provide travel bursaries and scholarships to support student attendance at the conference each year.

Aquaculture in Canada is both diverse and significant.  Principle species grown include salmon, trout, char, mussels, oysters and clams, amongst many other finfish and shellfish species.  Nationally, the industry is valued over $1.0 billion dollars and represents over 14,000 jobs.

“We are delighted and honoured to have a number of generous sponsors for the conference this year.” “The BC Salmon Farmers Association has played a significant role, both financially and logistically, in organizing the conference and we thank them whole-heartedly”, said AAC President Kathy Brewer-Dalton. The conference is also being generously supported by Genome BC, the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Tides Canada.

The role of the AAC is to foster a Canadian aquaculture industry by promoting the study of aquaculture and related scientific research, by gathering and disseminating information related to aquaculture to the industry and the public. The annual conference is the primary mechanism by which this goal is achieved.

About the Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC)

The AAC is a registered charity with a mandate to transfer information between the various sectors of the aquaculture community. It does this by organizing workshops and conferences on topical issues, publishing the proceedings of these events, and supporting students through scholarships, travel bursaries, and best-paper awards. The principal objective of the Aquaculture Association of Canada is to foster a Canadian aquaculture industry by promoting the study of aquaculture and related scientific research, by gathering and disseminating information related to aquaculture, and by creating public awareness and an understanding of aquaculture.

For more information:
Kathy Brewer-Dalton, President
kebdalton@gmail.com
(506)440-0179