May 9, 2022


Preparations underway for WAS North America & Aquaculture Canada 2022 trade show


Preparations are ramping up for the WAS North America & Aquaculture Canada 2022 conference and trade show – the first joint World Aquaculture Society (WAS), Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC) and NL Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) meeting, and the largest conference and trade show in over 20 years in Canada on the science, business and technology of aquaculture.


The meeting will be held in St. John's, Newfoundland island, Canada, on August 15–18, 2022, and the theme of the conference is "Aquaculture: The Leading Edge of Food Production".


"This meeting will celebrate the progress and cutting-edge innovations that have led to the successes of the industry to date and that will propel it into the future – but also recognises the important challenges faced in many areas," said John Cooksey, WAS' conference manager.


The programme sessions for the conference will be broad and topical, including those traditionally offered at WAS and AAC conferences, along with 36 special topics that are relevant and timely.


A social programme is planned and the meeting will include a trade show with over 135 exhibitors featuring the most up to date and state-of-the-art products and services that can be applied to aquaculture-related operations, services or research," Cooksey noted. "The conference organisers and partners are looking forward to welcoming the aquaculture world to the "City of Legends" this August."


Special Keynotes speakers will include Tavish Scott, the chief executive of Salmon Scotland Ltd., and Dr. Stefanie Colombo, assistant professor at Dalhousie University and Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Aquaculture Nutrition.


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