The conference will feature hundreds of worldclass speakers and delegates from around the globe on the science, technology, business and social aspects of aquaculture. St. John’s is located on the most eastern edge of North America, is Canada’s oldest European settlement, and the region is home to some of the most ecologically interesting areas in the World. Nearby UNESCO heritage sites, wildlife and nature conservancies make for exciting daily excursions. Historic and archival locations (one of the 4 corners of the Earth, Viking Settlements, etc.) are within 2 day excursions. This city, famous for its hospitality, music and culinary experiences is a quick trip across the Atlantic from Europe, and easily accessible from all other parts of North America, and the globe, by air. St. John’s is also home to internationally recognized centres in aquaculture and fisheries science, with Memorial University’s Fisheries and Marine Institute and Faculty of Science leading the way.
Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America 2020 is the place to learn about the latest in aquaculture, see the newest technology in the trade show, and have a great time in the many fantastic restaurants and entertainment sites that St. John’s and Newfoundland and Labrador have to offer.
August 2022 St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada
Tavish Scott has an honours degree in Business Management from Napier Edinburgh University. He is the Chief Executive of Salmon Scotland Ltd., which is the voice of Scottish farmed salmon, the UK’s biggest food export. Salmon Scotland Ltd. are a source of trusted information and represent their members’ interests in Scotland, across the UK and internationally.
Mr. Scott was previously Head of External Affairs for Scottish Rugby (2019-20) and a Member of Scottish Parliament for Shetland (1999-2019). Further, he has served as a Government Minister in various portfolios, held various parliamentary positions and is a former leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats. Mr. Scott is also non-executive director of the Shetland Space Centre, is on the board of Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association (part of the UK Wide People for Places Group), and a visiting Professor at the Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University.
Dr. Stefanie Colombo is an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University and a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Aquaculture Nutrition. She obtained her B.Sc. at the University of Guelph, M.Sc. at Dalhousie University, and Ph.D. at Memorial University. She has published over 50 scientific papers and 2 book chapters. Dr. Colombo has served as the President of the Aquaculture Association of Canada, and is currently the Science Advisor for the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia. She has received the Dalhousie President’s Research Excellence Award for an Emerging Investigator, the Faculty of Agriculture’s Early Career Research Excellence Award, and the Aquaculture Association of NS Innovator of the Year Award in recognition of her research contributions and activities.
Dr. Sandra Shumway is a Research Professor Emerita at the University of Connecticut. She received her Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from the University of Wales. She has authored over 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications, edited nine books, and currently serves as the Editor of the Journal of Shellfish Research (35 years) and Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture (10 years). She previously served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (18 years),and was the founding editor of Harmful Algae (18 years). She has written extensively for magazines, newspapers, and others. A former Marshall Scholar, Dr. Shumway’s research interests include marine invertebrate physiology, shellfish biology, harmful algal blooms, biofouling, and microplastics. She has received numerous recognitions and awards including Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Long Island University Trustees Award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement, the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Honored Life Member of the National Shellfisheries Association, Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellow, Honorary Fellow University of Wales, and the World Aquaculture Society. Her most recent research is on the impacts of harmful algae on shellfish and aquaculture, feeding selectivity and strategies in bivalve molluscs, control of aquatic nuisance species in marine aquaculture operations, and microplastics. Her most recently edited book, Molluscan Shellfish Aquaculture: A Practical Guide was published in 2021.
We have arranged a room block at various hotels in the downtown St. John’s area. Please request the room block for WAS 2022. All hotel information HERE
150 New Gower Street
Room Rate: $199 - 219 + HST
Please note conference organizers will NOT be arranging tours. If you wish to tour one of the local facilities please contact the appropriate person below.
There is much to see and do in St. John’s and surrounding area. Visit the Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism website here.Things to do In Newfoundland & Labrador
Director, Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood