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2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Rod Carney

Rod Carney graduated from the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) Aquaculture Technician
Training Program in 1979. In 1980 he went to work at the International Atlantic Salmon Foundation
as a fish culture technician and became assistant manager in 1984. In 1988 Rod became the Research and

Production Hatchery Manager for the Salmon Genetics Research Program (SGRP) and was responsible
for the production of Atlantic salmon smolts for the burgeoning New Brunswick aquaculture industry. He
liaised with and maintained systems and facilities for scientists who through the SGRP were working in
the fields of broodstock selection, spawning synchronization, gene transfer, sex reversal, sterilization, light
manipulation and fish identification techniques. In 1997 Rod became an instructor in the Aquaculture
Technician Program at NBCC where he taught for 19 years. Rod lives in St. Andrews with his wife and
enjoys soccer, badminton, vegetable farming and anything that Grand Lake has to offer.

Aquaculture Association of Canada