Annual Conference and AGM

Each year, the FSRS organizes and hosts an annual conference and AGM that allows FSRS members, fishermen, scientists, industry workers, students and the general public to meet and discuss recent research and findings within the fishing industry.

This year is our 26th annual conference and AGM. It will be held on March 7, 2019 at Best Western Plus Dartmouth. 

If you are interested in attending, please register here or call our office. Please note we will be charging $30 this year to help cover the cost of break and lunches.

As always, we will be hosting the student poster competition again this year! Student poster submissions have now closed. Thank you to all those who have submitted posters! We look forward to seeing your work. Please note that students must be present and registered in order to be included in the Student Poster Competition as an important aspect of the judging is your presentation to the judges. If you are interested in becoming a judge for the poster competition, please email

Rooms are available at the hotel and can be booked by calling the hotel directly at 902-463-2000 or 1-866-676-9846. You can also make reservations online.

Interested in sponsoring the event? We are looking for any size sponsorship including financial, auction items and door prizes. Please see picture below describing the different sponsorship levels and email if you are interested in being a sponsor for this years conference!

SponsorBrochure2019Take a look at our draft agenda for the day, where we will hear about ghost gear, mapping technologies, ropeless gear initiatives, and more!

8:15-9:00 AM Registration Open
9:00 AM Opening & Welcome from FSRS President – Ken Snow
9:15 AM Speaker TBD
9:30 AM Speaker TBD
9:45 AM Craig Brown, Integrated Ocean Mapping Technology, NSCC
10:00 AM Nutrition Break & Poster Viewing
10:15 AM FSRS Science Updates
10:30 AM Emma Marotte, Acoustic Coastal Monitoring Project, DFO
10:45 AM Panel Discussion – Marine Pollution
12:00 PM Lunch (Provided) and Slideshow
13:00 PM Community Group Discussion
14:15 PM AGM
15:15 PM Student Poster Session/Nutrition Break
16:00 PM Closing Remarks/Awards
18:00 PM-20:00 PM Evening Reception/ Auction

Panelist: Alexa Goodwin (Dalhousie University), Sonia Smith (Clean Foundation), Aaron Stevenson (Ashored), and a Fishermen TBD

Community Group Discussion: Sana Kavanaugh (Mi’kmaw Conservation Group), Alexi Baccardex-Westcott (CIOOS-Atlantic), Meghan Borland and Jennifer Currie (Back to the Sea Society), and Daniel Lane (Université Sainte-Anne)

Read last year’s Post Conference Report.

Read about Past Conferences:

FSRS would like to give thanks to our sponsors for this year’s conference. Without your support, this event wouldn’t be possible. THANK YOU!

FSRS Sponsor Poster (Jan 17, 2019)_4 (6)




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