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February 2018


February 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$315 – $540

THEME: Aquaculture Innovation for Sustainable Future/ L’innovation pour un développement aquacole durable LOCATION AND DATES: Québec City May 27-30, 2018 / Ville de Québec 27 au 30 mai 2018, Hôtel Le Concorde Québec Sessions Being Planned (subject to change) /  Sessions prévues (sous réserve de modifications)  Genomics and Epi-Genetics in Aquaculture / Génomique et épi-génétique en aquaculture Aquatic Animal Health / Santé des animaux aquatiques Aquaculture Environmental Management / Gestion environnementale de l’aquaculture Seaweeds and Algae / Algues Fish Nutrition and Feeds /…

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NSDFA Ministers Conference

February 22 - February 23

Minister Keith Colwell will be hosting the Department’s 20th Anniversary Conference on Feb. 22– 23, 2018. February 22 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Conference and Reception 4:30 pm February 23 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Conference 1650 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Halifax Convention Centre Registration deadline: Feb 12, 2018 Onsite registration is required and will be open from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on February 22nd prior to conference opening.  Thanks to the industry, Nova Scotia’s fishery has grown to $1.8 billion in…

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March 2018

Seafood Expo North America

March 11 - March 13

2018 Conference Program Overview The 2018 conference program will feature over 25 educational sessions, presented by top seafood industry experts. Attendees will take away informative, engaging and practical information covering the most important and timely issues relevant to today’s seafood business environment. The year’s conference program focuses on the following topics: Aquaculture Corporate Social Responsibility Food Safety & Compliance (policy) Seafood Business & Leadership Seafood Sustainability Traceability & Transparency Please Note: This program is subject to change. Be sure to…

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April 2018

Saltscapes Expo 2018

April 20 - April 22

This April the AANS will be attending the 2018 Saltscapes Expo! The Expo has gathered hundreds of talented and interesting people and small businesses from all across Atlantic Canada, in one place, for one spectacular weekend, showcasing the very best this fabulously diverse region has to offer. This is a perfect opportunity to banish winter blues and look forward to warmer, brighter days. Take a seat, and BE inspired! Tickets can be purchased here. For more information go to

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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

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

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

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

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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