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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.
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!
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.
Read last year’s Post Conference Report 2019.
Read about Past Conferences: