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WAS North America & Aquaculture Canada 2022 conference on track to be held in August

Monday, May 9, 2022

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, NL, Canada from 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 recognize the important challenges faced in many areas,” said John Cooksey, WAS conference manager.

“The program 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. An excellent social program 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 organizers and partners are looking forward to welcoming the aquaculture world to the ‘City of Legends’ this August.”

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

Abstract deadline has been extended to June 1, 2022.

Questions about the program can be directed to Kurt Gamperl, kgamperl@mun.ca. Queries about conference logistics and organization can be sent to Joanne Burry, jburry@nl.rogers.com. For more information, visit www.was.org/meeting/code/wana2021.

Event organizers wish to recognize and thank the sponsors (to date) for the event, including Diamond sponsors: Poultry Protein & Fat Council, and TD Commercial Banking. The lanyard sponsor is BDO Canada. Gold sponsors are Newfoundland Styro, and Pharmaq. Silver sponsors are Badinotti and Skretting. Bronze sponsors are City of St. John’s, Advanced Aquacultural Technologies, Barry Group Inc., EWOS, Hoskin Scientific, Pennecon, and Steinsvik. WAS premier sponsors are Blue Aqua, Kemin, USSEC, MSD Animal Health, and Zeigler.


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