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8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (February 1, 2018) –  Organizers of the 8th International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health ( ISAAH 2018 ), have opened the conference registration and put out a call seeking abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations.

The 2018 symposium marks the thirtieth anniversary of the ISAAH, and will be held September 2 – 6, 2018 in Prince Edward Island, Canada.  The ISAAH meets every four years and typically attracts 300–400 fish health professionals from around the world. This will be only the second time the Conference has been hosted in Canada; the inaugural conference took place in Vancouver in 1988.

Aquaculture is the world’s fastest-growing sector for animal food production. And Atlantic Canadian companies  are  a prime resource in the evolution, growth and research into innovative solutions to challenges facing the global aquaculture industry. There are more than 30 organizations involved in aquaculture research and development throughout Atlantic Canada and several companies and the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island are helping to lead the way.

Delegates attending ISAAH 2018 will be have the opportunity to join other aquatic health professionals from around the world for scientific workshops, business meetings, keynote and research  presentations. The theme of this year’s  symposium is “Integrating Biotechnology in the Advancement of Aquatic Animal Health”.

Early Bird registration rates are available now and as there are limited spaces for registered delegates to attend the pre-conference scientific workshops, organizers encourage participants to sign up as soon as possible. For more information, visit http://www.isaah2018.com.

ISAAH 2018 is being hosted by the Fish Health Section of the American Fisheries Society, the Atlantic Veterinary College, and the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance.

For more information about ISAAH 2018, contact: Dr. David Groman (groman@upei.ca), past President of the Fish Health Society , Section Head for Aquatic Diagnostic Services at the Atlantic Veterinary College, and Local Chair of the 2018 Conference.

A Food Policy for Canada

Aquaculture Canada and Seafarmers 2017 Conference and Tradeshow

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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