Annual Conference and AGM

We regret that we must cancel the FSRS 27th Annual Conference in the interest of safety and preventing the spread of the Covid 19 virus. 

Please check back for updates. We plan to share the conference presentations electronically, if possible. Thank you all for your support.


Each year, the FSRS organizes and hosts an annual conference 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 will be our 27th annual conference and AGM, held on March 26th, 2020 at Best Western Hotel and Suites Dartmouth.

Click here to register to attend the conference. If you have any questions regarding registration, contact our office. 

Registered attendees can reserve a room at the venue at a conference rate of $135 + applicable taxes by calling 1-902-463-2000 or 1-866-676-9846, or book online here.
Reservations must be made by February 25, 2020. The conference rate applies between 3:00 pm March 25, 2020 and 11:00 am March 27 2020.

See our draft agenda below!

A New Decade of Collaboration and Challenges for Fishermen and Scientists

8:00-8:45 AM Registration Open
8:45 AM Welcome from FSRS President – Ken Snow/ Opening Remarks
9:00 AM Keynote address-Dr. Anya Waite (OFI)
9:30 AM Russell Wyeth (StFX)- A system to study lobster foraging behaviours in response to different prey and bait types
9:45 AM Adam Cook (DFO)- Climate Change Vulnerability of American Lobster Fishing Communities in Atlantic Canada
10:00 AM Delphine Durette Morin (Dalhousie)-Using passive acoustic moorings to define North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) distribution in Atlantic Canada 
10:15 AM Nutrition Break/ Student Poster Viewing
10:45 AM Lydia Ross (CIOOS)- Data, CIOOS and the Marine Fishing Industry of Atlantic Canada – needs and opportunities for collaboration
11:00 AM Alida Bundy, Sara Quigley and Nell den Heyer (DFO)-
An Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management at DFO
11:15 PM Shannon Landovskis and Darren Porter- (OTN)  Apoqnmatulti’k: Integrative knowledge, collaborative stewardship
11:30 PM Emerging Researchers
12:00 PM LUNCH (Provided)
13:00 PM FSRS Annual General Meeting/ Science updates
14:15 PM Fishermen Voices
15:15 PM Network Break/Trade Show Viewing/Student Poster Session
15:45 PM Closing Remarks & Awards
16:00PM Auction and Reception

Please Consider being a sponsor for this years conference. There are several levels of sponsorship recognized each year, with added bonuses awarded at each level.

Contact us for more information about becoming a sponsor of our 27th annual conference!SponsorBrochure2020

We are now accepting submissions for the Student Poster Contest. Please fill out the Google Survey to upload your poster here.

Please check back for more updates about this year’s conference.

Sponsors Poster


Read last year’s Post Conference Report 2019.

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