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February 2018

The Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia along with the Nova Scotia Department of Advanced Education is pleased to sponsor a three-part training program for AANS Shellfish and Finfish operators.  Over the past seven months, classroom training in aquaculture productivity and HACCP risk analysis has been offered. We are now offering individualized training sessions on standard operating procedure development, risk analysis and risk control plan development.  These sessions will consist of a personal visit to your farm by Melissa Rommens of Sustain Aqua. …

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May 2018

AAC 2018 Conference

May 27 @ 8:00 am - May 30 @ 5:00 pm
$340.00 - $590.00

Aquaculture Innovation for Sustainable Future The application of Genomics has had a revolutionary impact on the production of terrestrial animals/ From the use of genomic selection in dairy cattle to the use of epigenomics to understand previously unexplained sources of phenotypic variation, genomics can help elevate the success of aquatic species breeding programs. The goal of this session is to provide an overview of the recent developments of genomic applications in Aquaculture focusing into 3 main areas: breeding, epigenomics in…

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June 2018

World Oceans Day

June 8
Free

On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. Get together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future. Working together, we can and will protect our shared ocean. Join this growing global celebration on 8 June!

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July 2018

CaNOE National Symposium 2018

July 13 @ 8:00 am - July 15 @ 5:00 pm
$50 - $250

All hands are invited on deck in Newfoundland this summer to join CaNOE in navigating a course for ocean literacy in Canada.  Our aim is to pull together to develop our uniquely Canadian perspective on what it means to be ocean literate and help shape a national ocean literacy strategy. Presentations and discussions will explore four sub-themes: Ocean literacy and culture Ocean literacy and education and communication Ocean literacy and science and technology Ocean literacy and stewardship and conservation End of day workshop sessions…

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Masstown Market Seafood Festival

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Two days of seafood sampling, prize draws, sand castle building, touch tank, entertainment and delicious meals at Catch of the Bay Fish & Chip Boat.

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Dalhousie AC Community Day

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

We will have booths setup so you can learn about what our alumni are up to in the community, ice cream, food trucks, live music, tractors to climb on, scheduled events with demonstrations and more!

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August 2018

Digby Scallop Days

August 9 @ 8:00 am - October 12 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Digby Scallop Days, the area's longest running festival, is a celebration of scallops, the scallop fishing industry and the people who brave the seas to harvest them.  Digby Scallop Days is celebrated over a three day period starting on Friday and ending on Sunday. Every year the festival has a different theme, but the focus of the festival always remains on the local scallops and the fleet that harvests them. Scallops from Digby are known worldwide for their delicious taste. All local eateries…

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Pugwash HarbourFest

August 11 @ 8:00 am - August 12 @ 5:00 pm
Free

After last year’s exciting combined event with the Gathering of the Clans and the Tall Ships visit, the executive of Pugwash HarbourFest is looking forward to 2018.  Dates are already set – the weekend of August 11-12th. Planned activities include many old favourites: Soapbox Derby, the Recycled Regatta (cardboard boat race), 5K race, bathtub boat races, beach volleyball, Got Bobbled, the lobster trap maze and much more.

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September 2018

Sustainable Oceans Conference

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Sustainable Oceans The Sustainable Oceans Conference is an annual student-run conference led by the Master of Marine Management students of the Marine Affairs Program (MAP) at Dalhousie University. It is the only student-led conference of its kind in Atlantic Canada, and has been running continually for the past 6 years. The conference aims to explore multi-disciplinary approaches for creating healthy oceans and a sustainable future.  While the overarching message remains the same, each incoming class introduces new perspectives, themes, keynote…

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25th Annual Cold Harvest Conference & Trade Show

September 26 @ 8:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm

Newfoundland and Labrador is regarded by many as Canada’s aquaculture’s growth centre. The world is watching our progress. Join us in September for informative sessions on aquaculture and its potential in our province. Learn about the latest aquaculture trends, opportunities, innovations and research from national and international experts. Rooms are now available under the NAIA block of rooms at the rate of $199.00 per night plus applicable taxes until September 5th. Log in here to Reserve your room at the Delta. Cold…

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