Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America 2022 rescheduled to August 15 - 18, 2022

The Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America 2022 conference (a partnership of the Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC), World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA)) will be rescheduled to August 15 - 18, 2022, at the St. John’s Convention Centre, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.




Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America 2022

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.

15 - 18

August 2022 St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada

The Leading Edge of Food Production

Plenary Speakers


Dr. Halley E. Froehlich

Assistant Professor University of California Santa Barbara

Dr. Halley E. Froehlich

Assistant Professor University of California Santa Barbara


Dr. Froehlich earned her BSc in Animal Biology from the University of California, Davis and her PhD in Marine Ecology & Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington, where she took an interdisciplinary approach studying the impacts of anthropogenic stressors, such as hypoxia, on exploited marine ecosystems and species. As a Postdoctoral Scholar at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), she studied the global potential of sustainable offshore aquaculture. Dr. Froehlich started her Assistant Professor appointment at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2019, joining the departments of Ecology, Evolution, & Marine Biology and Environmental Studies, where she is exploring the interactions and impacts of aquaculture, wild fisheries, and climate change. She is currently a PI on several North American and international seafood and aquaculture projects, as well as a new member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and contributing author for the AR6 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on North America.

Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America 2022 Schedule

Join us for the official opening of Aquaculture Canada and WAS 2022 at the Opening Reception at the St. John’s Convention Centre on Monday, August 15th at 6:30 pm.

Official Sponsors

Blue Aqua
MSD Animal Health
US Soy
Poultry Protein & Fat Council
TD Commercial Banking
NL Styro
Advanced Aqua
Barry Group
Scale AQ
Aqua Feed
Aquaculture Magazine
Aquaculture North America
F and A
Fish Farmer Magazine
Fish Information Services
Hatchery Feed
International Aqua Feed
Trinav Group
East Chem

Travel Information

All participants are required to pay their own accommodation and travel expenses



We have arranged a room block at various hotels in the downtown St. John’s area. Please request the room block for WAS 2022

Delta Hotels St. John's Conference Centre

120 New Gower Street
Book Online Here
Phone: 1-709-739-6404 and quote the booking code WAS2022
Room rate: $214+hst

Jag Hotel

115 George Street West
Phone: 1-844-564-1524 or Local: 1-709-738-1524
Also, book by email at reservations@jaghotel.ca
Room Rate: $219+hst

Courtyard by Marriott St. John’s

131 Duckworth Street
Phone: 1-866-727-6636 or Local: 1-709-722-6636
Room Rate: $229+hst

Alt Hotel St. John's

125 Water Street
Book Online Here
Phone: 1-709-383-2125 and quote the booking code WAS2021.
Room Rate: $190+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


Ocean Sciences Centre:

Danielle Nichols
Research Marketing Manager/Program Coordinator
Department of Ocean Sciences, Memorial University
Visit: https://www.mun.ca/osc/

Marine Institute of Memorial University:

Heather Burke
Director, Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood