CAIA Newsletter ~ Fall 2018

Aquaculture Leaders Heading to Ottawa

Canada’s Farmed Seafood Policy Conference 2018

About 150 participants, passionate about Canada's seafood farming opportunity, will convene in Ottawa for Canada's Farmed Seafood Policy Conference 2018 and Annual General Meeting hosted by the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) on November 27-28.

CAIA's annual conference is Canada's top public policy forum for seafood producers and sector stakeholders. This year, the program features influential experts in the areas of aquaculture innovation, marketing, international and policy developments. Presenters include:

  • Jacqueline Claudia, Co-Founder and CEO, LoveTheWild

  • Mike Lipkin, President, Environics/Lipkin Robert Jones, Global Aquaculture Lead, The Nature Conservancy

  • Chris Forbes, Deputy Minister, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

  • Jean-Guy Forgeron, Assistant Secretary, Regulatory Affairs Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

  • Richard Harry, Executive Director, Aboriginal Aquaculture Association

  • Robert Orr, CEO and Managing Partner, Cuna del Mar LP

  • France Pégeot, Executive Vice-President, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

  • Steven Rafferty, Aquaculture Director, Global Maritime Consultancy Ltd

  • Dallas Smith, President and CEO, Nanwakolas Council

  • Dr. Jamey Smith, Executive Director, Huntsman Marine Science Centre

  • Kevin Stringer, Associate Deputy Minister, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

  • Jennifer Woodland, Chief Executive Officer, Nuu-chah-nulth Seafood Limited Partnership

This year's conference theme, Accelerating Sustainable Growth, reminds participants of the growing demand for seafood and the tremendous opportunities for Canada and Canada's seafood farmers in terms of global leadership, job creation, indigenous partnerships, innovation, and sustainable development.

The annual conference brings together leaders from the Canadian farmed seafood sector with federal government leaders for policy discussions and building awareness. It is a unique forum for Canada's seafood farmers to learn about and impact on the federal initiatives lending to the future growth and development of our sector.

Program details are available online at
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