AANS Sea Farmers Conference 2018

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January 25 @ 8:00 am - January 26 @ 5:00 pm


Join us in Halifax, Nova Scotia January 2018 for our annual conference. Purchase tickets here (drop-down menu at top left). Book rooms at our special conference rate with our partner hotel the Delta Halifax here. More details to come shorty.

Download the Full Agenda here.


Thursday, January 25th, 2018


8:00-8:30 am                     Coffee Break

8:30-8:45 am                    Opening remarks Tom Smith, Executive Director (AANS)

8:45-9:05 am                     Provincial remarks

9:05-9:25 am                     DFO remarks

9:25-10:05 am                   Keynote speaker

*10:05-10:10 am              Student 1: Cathy Enright Scholarship

10:10-10:25 am                Provincial update: part 1 (Aquaculture Development) 

10:25-10:40 am                Coffee Break

10:40-11:40 am                Provincial update: part 2 (Aquaculture Development)

*11:40-11:45 pm              Student 2: Cathy Enright Scholarship


11:45-12:30 pm                Addressing Labour Challenges for the Aquaculture Industry

11:45-12:00         NS Department of Business

Nova Scotia Labour Survey

12:00-12:15         NS Seafood Sector Council/AANS Labour Study

Nova Scotia – Situation Analysis

12:15-12:30         Canada Immigration Program

Canadian Immigration Program- Roll out

12:30-1:45 pm                   Luncheon

1:00pm-1:45       Keynote speaker

*1:45-1:50 pm                   Student 3: Cathy Enright Scholarship

1:50-2:10 pm                     Presentation: Dept. of Environment – Aquaculture leasing/licensing Monitoring

2:10-3:00 pm                     Community Voices: Outreach Challenges 

2:20-2:35              Municipality leaders

2:35-3:00              Panel discussion

3:00-4:30 pm                     Innovation Session

4:05-4:10              Wrap up

4:30-6:00 pm                     Moules et Frites

                                            Bluenose Room, Delta Halifax (8th floor)


Friday, January 26th, 2018

8:00-8:30 am                     Coffee Break

                                                Session: Review of 2017 from an R&D perspective

8:30-8:40 am                     Opening remarks & Cathy Enright Scholarship award presentation

8:40-9:00 am                     AANS presentation:

– 2017 R&D Priorities and projects

– Review of 2017 R&D discussion document

9:00-10:00 am                   Sea Farmers R&D Projects 2017:

10:00-10:15 am                 NSDFA presentation of their current R&D projects

10:15-10:30 am                Coffee Break

                                                Session: Moving forward R&D 2018

10:30-10:40 am                 2018 AANS R&D Priorities

10:40-10:50 am                2018 NSDFA R&D Priorities

10:50-11:30 am                 Funding opportunities

11:30- 11:50  am              Panel discussion with funding agencies

11:50-12:30 pm                Oriented discussion

– Discussion topics: R&D priorities alignment, next step to move industry                                                                forward

12:30- 12:35 pm               Wrap up


January 25 @ 8:00 am
January 26 @ 5:00 pm




Delta Halifax Hotel
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