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August 2018

Digby Scallop Days

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

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

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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Halifax Oyster Festival

September 28 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm

Save the date! The 4th annual Halifax Oyster Festival is set for Sept. 28-29, 2018. One of late summer’s marquee events on the Halifax waterfront, the Halifax Oyster Festival showcases the Maritimes’ best oysters, craft brew, spirits and wine. Our 2017 event saw 18 oyster farmers from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, P.E.I. and Normandy, France converge to offer an all-you-can sample raw bar that saw 57,000 oysters enjoyed over three tasting sessions. Between the excitement of the Nova Scotia Oyster…

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October 2018

Cape Breton Farm and Food Show

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

December 2018

The AANS is organizing its annual Research and Development Prioritization Workshop.  The goal of the workshop is to discuss and determine the R&D Priorities of the aquaculture industry for 2019.  Setting the aquaculture industry R&D Priorities is important for achieving a coordinated effort to help the growth and development of the industry in Nova Scotia. As an industry member, your voice and your participation are important! Date: Friday, December 7th 2018 Time: 9:30am – 3:00 pm Place: Future Inn Halifax…

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January 2019

2019 SeaFarmers Conference

January 23 - January 25

We believe that the aquaculture industry in Nova Scotia is poised for exponential growth in the coming years. Aquaculture is an opportunity for economic growth for our province. In particular, rural and coastal communities are seen as a real beneficiary of this potential. We know that the challenges faced by our rural communities are not going to be magically solved but building on industry growth to date, we can leverage opportunities for the future.

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2019 Sip N’ Shuck

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Prepare your taste buds for a Nova Scotia kitchen party at the Delta Halifax on January 25th, 2019. Sip n’ Shuck is an evening featuring Nova Scotia aquaculture products prepared in standard, not so standard, and unimaginably delicious ways. In addition to seafood, award-winning Nova Scotia wines, craft beers and spirits will be served. Sip n’ Shuck your way through one of the most memorable culinary events in Nova Scotia. A Tasting extravaganza brought to you by Taste Nova Scotia, the Delta Halifax, and Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia. Oysters + Wine = The perfect party! 

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June 2019

Oyster Hatchery Workshop

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Oyster Hatchery Workshop

The AANS is holding an “Oyster Hatchery Workshop” to engage the oyster sea farmers to explore their interest regarding the development of oyster hatchery capacities in Nova Scotia.   Date: Monday June 3rd 2019 Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Place: Best Western Glengarry, 150 Willow Street, Truro, Nova Scotia Cost: $30/person (lunch included) *Registration is mandatory. Register Here!   IMPORTANT deadline for registration: Thursday May 30th 2019. 8:30-8:40 - Opening remarks – Dr. Isabelle Tremblay 8:40-9:00 - Oyster seed…

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