Annual N.S. Fisheries Minister’s Conference Going Digital
The Nova Scotia Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture is once again partnering with the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS) for the annual Minister’s Conference and the AANS Seafarmers Conference.
Only this time around, the conference has gone virtual, with a series of five, 90-minute online seafood industry sessions being held between Feb. 25 and April 8 that are free of charge to attend just by registering online.
A sixth conference session will feature the Minister’s ...
Colwell Pleased with New Minister’s Conference Format
Above: The TriNav Group of Companies booth at the recent Minister’s Conference. Zach Whynot was representing TriNav Fisheries Consultants.
With more than 825 people registered, upwards of 100 speakers, panelists and moderators and over 80 trade show exhibitors attending this year, the annual Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister’s Conference has grown into one of the “biggest fisheries events in Canada now,” says Minister Keith Colwell.
N.S. Minister’s Conference Partnering with Aquaculture Association
With a lineup of nearly 100 speakers and a program full of industry topics, the 22nd annual Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister’s Conference, being held Feb. 25–27 in Halifax, is on course to be the largest yet.
New this year, the Minister’s Conference is being held in partnership with the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia’s (AANS) SeaFarmer’s Conference to co-host “the largest fisheries and aquaculture conference in Canada,” said Scott Samson, ...
Legislation Expected this Fall to Lift N.S. Licence Freeze
The moratorium on the issuance of new licences for fish buying and processing in Nova Scotia could soon be lifted.
“We’re probably going to take legislation to the legislature this fall around that,” said Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell in an interview.
A licensing policy review, initiated after concerns were expressed by industry over a number of things including grandfathered licenses and what are commonly referred to as bingo card licences, has been ...
Moratorium Continues on New Fish Buying, Processing Licenses in N.S.
An ongoing licensing policy review by the Nova Scotia Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries is expected to keep the freeze on the issuance of new licences for fish buying and processing in the province for at least another year.
The moratorium was initiated a year ago after concerns were expressed by the industry over a number of things, said Minister Keith Colwell in an interview, including “grandfathered licenses,” and what are commonly referred to as “bingo card” licences.
Experimental Redfish Fishery ‘Too Much, Too Soon’
Concerns are being expressed that an experimental 2,500-tonne redfish fishery underway in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is “too much, too soon” for the Unit 1 stock that is showing positive growth.
“This hurts all the Maritime provinces,” said Jan Voutier, finfish manager at Louisbourg Seafoods in Nova Scotia, one of the biggest buyers and producers of redfish from the Gulf.
“This is being driven by non-participants in the industry that had none or very little participation in the ...
N.S. Fishing Industry Gathers for Annual Conference
Photo above: More than 400 fishing industry harvesters, processors and representatives gathered in Halifax on Feb. 22 and 23 for the 20th annual Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister’s Conference, which also attracted 40 exhibitors to the accompanying trade show. Kathy Johnson photo.
More than 400 fishing industry harvesters, processors and representatives gathered in Halifax on Feb. 22 and 23 for the 20th annual Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquacult...
On the Waterfront – March 2018
North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show Returns November 16-17
The North Atlantic Fish and Workboat Show returns to Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland this fall.
Taking place November 16-17, 2018, this year marks the sixth edition of this biennial event.
After a record-breaking edition in 2016 — featuring more than 100 exhibitors and nearly 4,000 qualified visitors over the course of two days — this year’s event is expected to surpass all previous expectations.
Annual N.S. Minister’s Conference Focusing on “Wealth Through Quality”
Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell is back at the helm of an annual conference he initiated 20 years ago, as a forum to bring fishermen from throughout the province together and talking.
This year, as many as 400 industry stakeholders are expected to attend the Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture’s 20th anniversary conference on February 22 and 23 at the Halifax Convention Centre.
Started in 1998 by Colwell, the conference “was an initiative I started then ...
Nova Scotia Launches International Seafood Brand
Seafood exporters in the province have a new brand, Nova Scotia Seafood, to promote products in international markets.
Establishing an effective seafood brand will help give Nova Scotia a competitive advantage in those key global markets and will also help communicate Nova Scotia's key attributes – exceptional taste and premium quality.
Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell showcased the new seafood brand today, March 2, at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, where a ...