Tavish Scott, managing director of Salmon Scotland, will be one of the keynote speakers at a major international aquaculture conference which opens next week on Canada’s east coast.
Aquaculture Canada and WAS (World Aquaculture Society) North America 2022 will be held in St John’s Newfoundland from September 15-17 and is expected to attract dozens of leading industry players.
The three-day event is expected to include all aspects of fish farming, and Scott is expected to talk about the impressive growth story of Scottish aquaculture.
Another key speaker is Dr. Stefanie Colombo, Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University and Canada Research Chair in Aquaculture Nutrition, a topic she will likely address.
The conference will host several world-class speakers and delegates from around the world. Organizers say the conference is the perfect place to learn about the latest in aquaculture and see the latest technology.
The event will feature a trade show with over 135 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge products and services that can be applied to aquaculture-related operations, services or research.
One of the main topics of discussion is almost certain to be the clash between BC industry and the Canadian government, the latter of which threatened to shut down several open-pen coastal salmon farms this summer.
The Trudeau government backed down following an appeals court ruling that found the rights of the companies involved had been violated. However, they will have to change their cultivation methods by 2023.