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|
|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 a sneak peek of the presentations from this year’s conference:
Take a look at our scientific poster submissions this year:
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!