Annual Conference and AGM

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 was our 26th annual conference and AGM, held on March 7th at Best Western Hotel and Suites Dartmouth.

We’d like to give a huge THANK YOU to all that took part in our conference this year. Sponsors, presenters, student posters, and attendees – we couldn’t have done it without you! We’ve received a wealth of positive feedback and look forward to planning next year’s conference.

Take a look at our agenda for the day, where we heard 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 Opening Remarks – The Honorable Keith Colwell, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture and Agriculture
9:30 AM Cassandra Hartery, Ocean Tracking Network
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: Mr. Sean Casey, MP (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister Wilkinson, Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard), Alexa Goodman (Dalhousie University), Sonia Smith (Clean Foundation), and Aaron Stevenson (Ashored)

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

Here’s the presentations from this year’s conference:

Take a look at our scientific poster submissions this year:

Scientific Poster Winner: Rachel Pomerleau – Quantification of Mercury in Striped Bass, Morone saxatilis, and American Eel, Anguilla rostrata, in Nova Scotian Coastal Waters

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 2019 FINAL (1)




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