Steve Gaines is Dean of the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara – a leader in education and research on solutions to environmental challenges. He is a marine ecologist who seeks conservation solutions by linking innovations in ocean science to more effective marine policy, management, and business. His science explores the design of marine reserve networks, climate change impacts on ocean ecosystems, sustainable fisheries management using market based reforms, and the role of aquaculture in meeting the future global demand for food in the most planet friendly way. In each of these science endeavors, he has been a strong promotor of more effective communication of ocean science to enhance its impact.

Dr. Gaines will be speaking on the future of food and how responsible increases in global protein production has to focus on gains in finfish and shellfish production. Aquaculture has a low environmental footprint among protein sources and is a good choice in meeting the future global food gap.

2018 Agenda

Cold Harvest 2018 Conference and Tradeshow
Day 1: September 26, 2018
  • TIMEOpening Session - Session 1 (Salon A)
  • 13:50 to 13:50Workforce Development in the Aquaculture Industry Announcement by Hon Al Hawkins
  • 14:00 to 14:50Launch of the Youth Engagement Strategy
  • 15:00 to 15:50Update on the Way Forward Aquaculture Sector Work Plan
  • 19:00 to 21:00Conference Opening Reception
Day 2: September 27, 2018
  • TIMEOpening Session - Session 1 (Salon A)
  • 08:00 to 08:30 Greetings: Dr. Laura Halfyard, President, Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association
    Honourable Gerry Byrne, NL Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources
    Stewart Graham - Gael Force
    Heather Dalton - M5
    Jonathan Crowe
    Tim Kennedy, Executive Director, Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (Confirmed)
  • 08:30 to 09:00Mark Lane, Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association - Aquaculture Update for Newfoundland and Labrador
  • 09:00 to 09:30To Be Announced
  • 9:30 to 10:00 Keynote - Dr. Steve Gaines - Bren School of Environmental Science and Management - University of California
    The Future of Food: The Rise of the Sea
  • 10:00 to 10:30NUTRITION BREAK (30 MIN)
  • Session 2: Aquacutlure Social Licence and Public Trust - Cyr Couturier / Mark Lane (Salon A)
  • 10:30 to 10:50Stewart Graham, Managing Director, Gael Force Group - Scottish Aquaculture Growth to 2030 – Earning Social License and Winning Public Trust
  • 10:50 to 11:10Jenny Weitzman, PhD Researcher, Dalhousie Univ. - Canada’s Public Discourse on Salmon Farming: the Media, Stakeholders, and Social License
  • 11:10 to 11:30Tim Kennedy, Executive Director CAIA - Social License in Canada – Where to Next?
  • 11:30 to 11:50Heather Dalton, M5 Research - Overview of Public Trust Research and Strategy for Public Acceptance
  • 11:50 to 12:00Panel Discussion
  • 12:00 to 13:30Lunch - on your own - NAIA Annual General Meeting - Brownsdale Room (members only)
  • TIME Session 3A - Transparency in Aquaculture - Chris Hendry (Salon A) Session 3B: Service and Supply - Darrell Green (Salon E/ F/ G)
  • 13:30 to 13:50 Ed Porter, Fisheries and Oceans Canada - DFO Public Reporting under the Aquaculture Activities Regulations Kristian Henriksen, NCE AquaTech Cluster, Norway.
  • 13:50 to 14:10 Elizabeth Barlow, Marine Harvest – Industry Perspective of Public Reporting Stewart Graham, Gael Force Group
  • 14:10 to 14:30 TBA, Fisheries and Oceans, Canada – Compliance and Enforcement Anis Somani, Sunwell Technologies Ltd. and Julianne Gjelseth, Stranda Prolog
  • 14:30 to 14:50 Virginia Drew, Transport Canada, Navigation Protection Program - The Canadian Navigable Waters Act – What’s New? Per Andreas Hjetland, COO, AKVA Group ASA
  • 14:50 to 15:20 NUTRITION BREAK (30 MIN)
  • TIME Session 4 - Env. Aspects of Aquaculture - Pat Gagnon (Salon A) Session 3B (cont'd): Service and Supply - Darrell Green (Salon E/ F/ G)
  • 15:20 to 15:40 Dr. Chris McKindsey, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Mont-Joli, Qc. - Lobster and crab / salmon farm interactions in southwest New Brunswick, Canada Jonathan Gagné, Entreprises Shippagan Ltée
  • 15:40 to 16:00 Dr. Ian Fleming, Memorial University - Outcomes and interactions resulting from escaped farmed salmon breeding in wild salmon rivers in NL Matt Clarke, Poseidon Ocean Systems - Serving the Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Sector
  • 16:00 to 16:20 Dr. Suzanne Dufour, Memorial University - Bacterial communities are sensitive indicators of seafloor organic enrichment at aquaculture sites Martin Søreide, Aqualine AS - Robust Cage Constructions for Exposed Aquaculture
  • 16:20 to 16:40 Dr. Alex Eaves - Marine Harvest Canada / MUN - The environment of fish health in salmon aquaculture – what is happening? Kristoffer Selvåg, Naviaq - We create a better future through digital collaboration.
  • 16:40 to 17:00 Logan Zeinert and Dr. Iain McGaw, Memorial University - Learning from the Bahamas – utilizing a novel method to enhance perceptions of aquaculture in Newfoundland. Terri Kierstead, Coastal Fish Health Services - Enhancing Vaccination Protocols
Day 3: September 28, 2018
  • TIMESession 5: Aquafeeds and Nutrition - Tom Taylor (Salon A)
  • 08:30 to 08:50 Dr. Stefanie Colombo, Dalhousie University - Investigating microalgae oil as a source of EPA and DHA in diets for farmed Atlantic salmon
  • 08:50 to 09:10 AngelisaOsmond, Dalhousie University - Evaluation of genetically engineered Camelina sativa oil as a source of dietary lipid for Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and Striped bass (Morone saxatilis)
  • 09:10 to 09:30 Dr. Matthew L. Rise, Memorial University - Advances towards the dietary manipulation of immunity in farmed Atlantic salmon. Part 1: Discovery of diet-responsive immune biomarker genes using functional genomic tools.
  • 09:30 to 09:50 Albert Caballero-Solares, Memorial University - Advances toward the dietary modulation of immunity in farmed Atlantic salmon. Part 2: Developing dietary strategies against infectious diseases
  • 09:50 to 10:10 Dr. Grant Vandenberg, Université Laval - Opportunities and constraints of larval meals from black soldier fly as sustainable ingredients for aquafeeds.
  • 10:10 to 10:40NUTRITION BREAK
  • TIME Session 6A: Community Leaders Speak on Aquaculture (Salon A) Session 6B: Featured Sponsors Session (Salon E/ F/ G)
  • 10:40 to 11:00 Steve Crewe - Mayor of Hermitage Skretting
  • 11:00 to 11:20 Gail Hoskins - Mayor of St. Alban’s Intervet / Merck
  • 11:20 to 11:40 Barry Manual - Mayor of Grand Falls - Windsor Cargill
  • 11:40 to 12:00 Terry Mills - Past Vice Chief of Qalipu First Nation
  • 12:00 to 13:30Lunch - on your own
  • 13:30 to 14:00Trade Show Feature
  • TIME Session 7A: Shellfish Technology - Laura Halfyard (Salon E/ F/ G) Session 7B: Advances in Salmonid Aquaculture - Jillian Westcott (Salon A)
  • 14:00 to 14:20 Heather Manuel, Marine Institute / Anis Somani, Sunwell Technologies - Mussel Value Chain Assessment, including Chilling Technology Navaneethaiyer Umasuthan, Memorial University - Functional genomics tools applied to the development of clinical diets against co-infection with sea lice and secondary pathogens
  • 14:20 to 14:40 Harry Murray, Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Overview of recent mussel genomics research in NL Dr. Nicole O'Brien, Dept. of Fisheries and Land Resources
  • 14:40 to 15:00 Jennifer Murphy, Memorial University - Applications of Calcium Carbonate Materials from Mussel Shell Waste Brian March, Sani-Marc Inc. - Anti-microbial Intervention for Effectively Extending the Shelf Life of Fresh Seafood
  • 15:00 to 15:20 Rachel Major, Deep Trekker - ROVs for Aquaculture: Developing easier, efficient and more cost-effective inspections for informed on-site decision making. Blair Billard, Steinsvik
  • 15:20 to 15:40 Conrad Powell, SGS Ireland Limited - Global Trends in Aquaculture Certification Jessica Fry, Memorial University - Cleaner Fish Research in Support of the Atlantic Canadian Salmon Aquaculture Industry
  • 15:40 to 16:00 Dr. Barb Neis and Edgar McGuinness, Memorial University - Studying aquaculture occupational health and safety in Atlantic Canada:  What do we know and where do we go from here?                    Dr. Javier Santander, Memorial University - Vaccine evaluation and development against Vibrio anguillarum and Aeromonas salmonicida in lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus).
  • 16:00 to 16:20 Dr. Barb Neis, Memorial University - Dr. Kurt Gamperl, Memorial University - Impacts of High Temperature and Moderate Hypoxia on the Production Characteristics, Physiology and Immunology of Atlantic Salmon
  • 16:20 to 16:40 Dr. Pat Gagnon, Memorial University - Land-based approaches to green sea urchin roe production in Newfoundland Elizabeth Barlow, Marine Harvest Atl. Canada -
  • Cocktails - 18:30
    Gala Dinner - 19:00 to 21:00
Special thanks to our Cold Harvest 2018 program and organizing committees!
Allison Kendall – SimCorp Marine Environmental
Chris Hendry – Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Cyr Couturier – Marine Institute of MUN
Danny Boyce – Ocean Science Centre – JBARB
Danny Eveleigh – EastChem
Gail Hoskins – Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
Jillian Westcott – Marine Institute of MUN
Jonathan Gagne – Enterprises Shippagan
Jonathan Kawaja – NL Fisheries and Land Resources
Laura Halfyard – Sunrise Fish Farms
Lori Kennedy – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Patrick Gagnon – Department of Ocean Science, MUN
Paul James – NL Fisheries and Land Resources
Sheldon George – Cold Ocean Salmon
Stephanie Synard – NL Fisheries and Land Resources
Tom Taylor – North East Nutrition
Troy Hunt – Barry Group Inc.
NAIA Staff: Mark Lane, Darrell Green, Roberta Collier and Jackie Richards
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