How to Farm the Seas
The science, economics, and politics of aquaculture

Sept 28, 29, 30, 2000 — Rodd Brudenell River Resort, Montague, PEI

A joint initiative of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS)
and the Canadian Aquaculture Institute at the Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI

Review the proceedings of the West Coast conference (How to Farm the Seas II)

Why this conference?

While the world aquaculture industry grows rapidly in response to rising demand for quality seafood, its progress in Canada is dogged by environmental controversy, regulatory and jurisdictional confusion and concerns over food safety.

In How to Farm the Seas, we brought together a team of leading national and international experts to clarify both the strengths and weaknesses of aquaculture, and to lay down the basis for a sensible public policy framework to govern the industry.

Who spoke and what did they say?

Keynote speakers

James Anderson, Professor of Natural Resource Science, University of Rhode Island

Yves Bastien, Aquaculture Commissioner for Canada, DFO, Ottawa, Ontario.
Conference summary and a vision for the future of aquaculture

J. B. (Jim) Brackett, Fish Health Veterinarian and General Manager, Syndel Laboratories Ltd. Vancouver, B.C. 
The Uses and Abuses of Science in Aquaculture

James Muir, Assistant Director and Head of the Aquatic Systems/Environment groups of the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland.
Global aquaculture: a giant in the making

Bill Robertson, Director of East Coast Aquaculture Operations, Connors Brothers Limited, Blacks Harbour, NB.
Canadian Aquaculture: The Dream & Reality

Brian Rogers, Aquaculture & Business Consultant, Halifax, NS. 
Rational Policy Making in an Irrational World

Panel members

Steve Cross, President of Aquametrix, Sydney.
Uses & Abuses of Science in Aquaculture

John Davis
, ADM Science for DFO, Ottawa, Ontario. 
Aquaculture – Challenges to Sustainability, Public Acceptance, and Development from a Scientific Perspective 

Nell Halse, General Manager, NB Salmon Growers Assoc., St. George, NB 
Panel Discussion on Socio-Economic Sustainability

Brad Hicks, Executive Vice President, Taplow Feeds, Vancouver. 
Fisheries in Transition

Tor Horsberg, Professor, Norwegian School of Veterinary Medicine, Dept. of Pharmacology, Microbiology and Food Hygiene, Oslo, Norway. 
Food Safety Aspects of Aquaculture Products in Norway

David Murray, Director of Research, Statistical Assessment Service, Washington, D.C.
Politics, the Press, and Scientific Research: Some Problematic Features

Douglas Powell, Director, Agri-Food Risk Management and Communication Project, University of Guelph, Ont.
Reclaiming Dinner: Enhancing Consumer Confidence in the Canadian Food Supply

Dave Rideout, Executive Director of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance, Ottawa, Ontario. 
A Dynamic, Profitable and Sustainable Aquaculture Industry

Dan Stechey, Owner, Canadian Aquaculture Systems and Freshwater Advisor to the Canadian Aquaculture Commissioner, Coburg, Ontario. 
Dangers and Opportunities for Aquaculture Nationally and Internationally

Stephen Stephen, National Manager, Aquaculture and Shellfish, CFIA, Ottawa, Ontario
Fred Whoriskey, Vice-President, Research & Environment, Atlantic Salmon Federation
Dangers and Opportunities for Aquaculture Nationally and Internationally

Wayne Wouters, Deputy Minister, Fisheries & Oceans Canada.
The Socio-Economic Sustainability of Aquaculture

AIMS & CAI gratefully acknowledge
the following sponsors of this event: