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Canadian aquaculture conference rescheduled for next year

The Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America 2021 conference has been rescheduled for August 15 - 18, 2022, organisers said today.

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The event, a partnership of the Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC), World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA), will be held at the St John’s Convention Centre, St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

“As we know, the coronavirus outbreak has impacted all events and travel planning globally. The health, safety and well-being of attendees is paramount in any decisions made by the Steering Committee. The health protection guidance in many countries has restricted global travel and has halted large scale public events,” the steering committee said in a press release.

All of the originally planned events and sessions for the conference will proceed as planned with exception of the dates. The event will still also represent the 2022 annual meetings of the AAC and NAIA.

Abstract dealine extended

Submitted abstracts to date will continue to be processed by the Program Committee and all registrations will continue to be valid. The abstract deadline will be changed to March 15, 2022.

Booth bookings will continue to be acknowledged, and conference management will send out an updated manual and all other information.

The organisers recommend that people who have made accommodation arrangements should contact their hotel directly regarding cancellations or date changes, as hotel room bookings will not be rolled over to 2022.

Information regarding commercial exhibitor, sponsor, participants and visitors’ registrations can be found at