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In recognition of the 30th Anniversary of the Aquaculture Association of Canada, a Bulletin has been produced which acknowledges the different awards presented this year. Normally, we award the Lifetime Achievement Award in alternate years with the Research Award of Excellence, this year because of the 30th Anniversary we awarded both. As in previous years, we acknowledged the efforts of students with Best Student Oral Presentation and Best Student Poster awards as well as scholarship awards. In addition, in celebration of the 30th Anniversary, we held an essay contest for both undergraduate and graduate students, for which cash prizes were awarded.
The Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC) has been an important part of the Canadian aquaculture landscape for the past 30 years. The AAC is uniquely Canadian consisting of members from industry, industry associations, academia, and federal and provincial governments. As part of the 30th anniversary celebration, the AAC is acknowledging in this publication the talented and hard working people of Canadian aquaculture
AAC organized a series of discussions regarding pathogen exchange between wild and cultured animals. These discussions culminated in a face-to-face workshop with a panel of scientific experts which was sponsored by ACRDP. The workshop was held at the Aquaculture Canada Conference in Guleph, Ontario in 2013; the results of which are presented here.
This publication of the Aquaculture Association of Canada contains papers based on presentations from the 2007 St. Andrews Canada-U.S. Sustainable Open Ocean Aquaculture Workshop as well as reports on the 5-year study by the ACFFA to assess the economic and technical feasibility of moving salmon aquaculture into a higher energy environment and testing on the net pen system designed by AEG for high energy aquaculture sites.
This timely issue covers a diverse range of topics from improved methods of scallop culture, to the environmental regulatory challenges of monitoring salmon farms in Atlantic Canada. However, sustainability here is not just restricted to aquaculture proper. Modern aquaculture now accounts for more than half the global seafood consumption. Given this new reality and the inexorable link between aquaculture and fisheries, sustainability of both seafood sources should be considered in consort. Articles in this issue pursue this theme. Perspectives on seafood sustainability certification programs and the merits of eco-labelling are reviewed in a discussion forum, by grocers, scientists, marketers, fishermen, government and a professional chef.
The growth of the aquaculture industry has led to increased consumer awareness of farmed fish in the market place and the need for agreed-upon standards for their production, including standards that address the treatment of farmed fish prior to slaughter (i.e., fish welfare). Although such husbandry standards are already in place at the farm/company level, and some aspects such as maximum stocking densities are regulated conditions of licence, it is within this context of public scrutiny that the aim of this 1-day workshop was to bring together experts in various aspects of the science, regulation and management of fish welfare in aquaculture, to determine the need for research to better understand and provide for the welfare of farmed fish. This was done through a series of state-of-the-art presentations (morning session) followed by a facilitated discussion of research gaps and priorities (afternoon session), with a focus on salmon aquaculture in Canada. The workshop was held on November
This issue of the Bulletin details the formative years and ongoing development of aquaculture research and training on the Pacific Coast of Canada. These articles are a testament to the ingenuity and perseverance of pioneering researchers and educators.
The articles presented provide an overview of the challenges and successes of aquaculture’s pioneers and participants. Since the first research was conducted by Professor A.P. Knight of Queen’s University, who was instrumental in the formation of the Biological Board of Canada and the establishment of a laboratory in St. Andrews, the small tourist town has become home to the recently renovated Huntsman Marine Science Centre, Canada’s first Aquaculture Technician Program at the New Brunswick Community College Campus in St. Andrews and the St. Andrews Biological Station (SABS), a science research facility of DFO. As well, the Atlantic Salmon Federation has been located in the area since its inception in 1982.
Workshop proceedings (St. Andrews, June 24-25, 2011)
Proceedings of a CIMTAN Technical Workshop
A collection of cod themed Conference Proceedings from Aquaculture Canada 2010
A collection of Reviews on recent (up to 2006/2007) sea-urchin aquaculture research and development in various countries, provided by leading scientific authorities in the field Guest Editor: Christopher M. Pearce
Proceedings of a Special Session held at Aquaculture CanadaOM 2009, the 26th annual meeting of the Aquaculture Association of Canada, Nanaimo, BC, May 10-13, 2009. The theme of the conference—Aquaculture: Meeting the Challenges—provided an opportunity to emphasize the advances the industry has made and discuss opportunities for the future. The session, Application of Genome Science to Sustainable Aquaculture, was organized to highlight the contribution of genome research to successful aquaculture ventures. The session proceedings were prepared to illustrate the application of genome research to a wider audience. Genome Atlantic and Genome British Columbia provided financial support for the publication of these proceedings.
The 16th International Pectinid Workshop (IPW) was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from May 11-18, 2007. This was the second time the IPW was held in Canada and the first time on the east coast of Canada. The 16th International Pectinid Workshop (IPW) was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from May 11-18, 2007. There were 115 delegates from across Canada and from fourteen other countries all around the world. As part of the IPW, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP) sponsored the scallop aquaculture workshop.
Proceedings of the Fifth St. Andrews Aquaculture Workshop, December 2006, St. Andrews, NB The St. Andrews work shop series is a collaboration between the St. Andrews Biological Station and the Aquaculture Association of Canada. These proceedings are a product of that collaboration and were funded by the Science Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Ottawa.
Proceedings of a Special Session held at Aquaculture CanadaOM 2005 in St. John's, Newfoundland, July 3-6. During the Aquaculture Canada conference held in St. John’s, NL on July 3-6, 2005, a special session was held to highlight the vital role that public awareness and education play in the development of the aquaculture industry. As with other new and developing commercial industries, aquaculture is experiencing challenges communicating its ‘messages’ to the public. Such messages include promoting awareness of aquaculture products as healthy and safe food choices, the types of work available in the industry, the various species being cultured, and the sustainable farming practices used by the industry.
Proceedings of the Fourth St. Andrews Aquaculture Workshop, November 21-22, 2005. St. Andrews, NB The St. Andrews work shop series is a collaboration between the St. Andrews Biological Station and the Aquaculture Association of Canada. These proceedings are a product of that collaboration and were funded by the Science Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Ottawa. Funding to support speaker travel was provided by the National Aquatic Animal Health Program (NAAHP). The New Brunswick Salmon Growers′ Association also provided financial support to the workshop. Introduction to the workshop
Proceedings of the Special Session, Aboriginal Aquaculture in Canada: Realizing Opportunity. Aquaculture CanadaOM Quebec City, October 2004
Proceedings of the third St. Andrews aquaculture workshop, May 11-12, 2004, St. Andrews, NB
Proceedings of the Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Workshop held in Saint John, NB, 25-26 March 2004 Thierry Chopin and Shawn Robinson, guest editors
Proceedings of the Aquaculture Symposium held during the Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 2003, Quebec City
*Proceedings of the 2nd St. Andrews Biological Station Aquaculture Workshop, St. Andrews, NB, 6 March 2003*
Proceedings of the First International Mussel Forum Aquaculture CanadaOM 2002, Charlottetown, PEI, 17 - 20 Sept. 2002
Proceedings of a Wolffish Culture Workshop
*Shellfish Health - Risks and Management* *Proceedings of a Special Session held at Aquaculture Canada 2001, Halifax * Introduction Linda Hiemstra, guest editor
*Growth in Mussel Farming - proceedings of a special session, Aquaculture Canada 2000 * Introduction Cyr Couturier, guest editor
*Aquaculture and Its Place in Integrated Coastal Zone Management * Introduction Simon Courtenay, guest editor
*Proceedings of a special session held at Aquaculture CanadaOM 2001*
*Proceedings of the Special Session 'Biotechnology: What Does it Mean to Growers?'* *held in conjunction with Aquaculture Canada 2000, Moncton, NB, 29 May 2000* Laura Brown, session chair and guest editor *Invited Papers* Introduction Laura Brown
*Oceanography and Shellfish Production* Oceanography and shellfish production: A bio-physical synthesis using a simple model Michael Dowd
*Fish Health Workshop - Aquaculture Canada '99* Joanne Constantine, guest editor
*Contributed Papers - Aquaculture Canada '99, Victoria, BC, 26-29 October 1999* Aquaculture Canada '99 Committees Meeting Report Jay Parsons
*Proceedings of the Workshop on Mussel Production Capacity (part 2) - Aquaculture Canada '98* *Workshop Proceedings* Introduction Cyr Couturier
*Proceedings of Mussel Production Capacity Workshop - Aquaculture Canada '98 * Introduction Cyr Couturier
*Proceedings of the Workshop on Coldwate Seaweed Aquaculture held at Aquaculture Canada ‘98 *Jay Parsons, guest associate editor
*Proceedings of the Live Feeds Session, Aquaculture Canada ‘98* Chris Hendry, guest associate editor
*Proceedings of the Fish Broodstock Research and Techniques Session Aquaculture Canada ‘98* E.A. Trippel, guest associate editor
*Aquaculture Canada ‘98*
*Proceedings of the Marine Fish Culture Session Aquaculture Canada ‘97* Joe Brown, guest editor
*Trout & Arctic Charr Culture*
*Bulletin of the Aquaculture Association of Canada 97-3*
*Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Meeting*
*Proceedings of the Sea Urchin Culture Workshop*
*Proceedings of AQUATECH'96*
*Proceedings - Aquaculture Canada '96*
*Proceedings of the special session Use of All-female and Triploid Salmonids for Aquaculture in Canada Aquaculture Canada '95, Nanaimo, B. C.*
*Proceedings of the Contributed Papers of Aquaculture Canada '95 12th annual meeting of the Aquaculture Association of Canada Nanaimo, British Columbia*
*Managing furunculosis in the 90’s Proceedings of the second BCMAFF workshop on furunculosis 14-15 February 1995*
*Invited Presentations - Aquaculture Canada 95*
*Proceedings of Aquatech ‘95*
*Reports - Summaries of invited presentations from Aquaculture Canada ‘94*
*Special Issue on Scallop Culture*
*Proceedings of the 1994 annual meeting*
*Special Section on Alternative Species*
*Proceedings of the 1993 Annual Meeting, Charlottetown, PEI*
*Annual Report of The Salmon Health Consortium 31 March 1994*
*Proceedings of the Canadian Arctic Charr Conference* St. Andrews, NB, November, 1992
*Special Sessions on Arctic Char Culture and Intensive Salmonid Systems* 1992 Annual Meeting Vancouver, BC
*CONFERENCE SESSIONS* *Fish Health* *Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning AND Bio Economics* *Reproductive Containment and Genetics and Selective Breeding* *Integrated Multi - Trophic Aquaculture* *VetHealth Global – New Technologies for Fish Health and Nutrition* *Shellfish Carrying Capacity* *VetHealth Global – Navigating the Shoals: Taking New Fish Health Products to the Market* *Environmental Monitoring* *Pest and Predator Control* *Atlantic Canada Aquaculture Industry R&D Network (ACAIRDN) session* *Cultured Shellfish Forum* *Sustainability Forum – Transparency, Standards, and Science Communications* *Advances in Fish Nutrition* *Advances in Land Based Aquaculture*
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*CONFERENCE SESSIONS* *Food Safety, Quality, & Nutritional Benefits* *Shellfish Culture* *Advances in Broodstock Development & Management* *International Workshop on Sturgeon Culture* *Environmental Interactions of Shellfish and Finfish Aquaculture* *Aquaculture Research, Regulatory & Policy* *Advances in Sturgeon Culture (continued)* *Environmental Interactions of Shellfish* *Industry-Led Research & Development* *Aquaculture Marketing: Canadian & International Perspectives* *Inter-Provincial Partnership for Sustainable Freshwater Aquaculture: The Way Forward* *Regional Aquatic Animal Health & Biosecurity* *Advances in Marine Finfish Culture* *Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture* *Fish Health* *Finfish Nutrition & Physiology* *Aquaculture Waste Management & Miscellaneous* *Poster Session*
*CONFERENCE SESSIONS* *Alternate Species* *Shellfish Culture* *Invasive Species – Tools and Support for Managing the Impact of AIS on Aquaculture* *Aquaculture Development, Policy and Regulation* *Current Topics in Aquaculture* *Industry Marketing and Communications* *Atlantic Cod Culture* *Finfish Health* *R&D Tax Credit Program* *Challenges to Marine Aquaculture II – Aquaculture in Cold Oceans* *Environmental Management* *Linking animal health and environmental health – Activities of the new AquaNet node* *National Code System* *Farmer’s experience and perspective* *Challenges to Marine Aquaculture III – Open Ocean Aquaculture* *Animal Health and Welfare* *Shellfish Health*
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*R&D en aquaculture au Canada 2013*
AAC Special Publication #23
The workshop was held in Membertou, Nova Scotia, April 11, 2012.
Aquaculture CanadaOM 2012 29th Annual General Meeting of the Aquaculture Association of Canada
Aquaculture CanadaOM 2012 – Canadian Aquaculture Sustainability Forum – A Report of the 29th Annual General Meeting of the Aquaculture Association of Canada, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, May 27–30, 2012.
*AAC Special Publication No. 20*
Aquaculture CanadaOM 2010 and Cold HarvestTM 2010 – Proceedings of the Contributed Papers of the 27th Annual General Meeting of the Aquaculture Association of Canada, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, May 16–19, 2010.
*AAC Special Publication No. 15*
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*AAC Special Publication No. 11*