GREETINGS FROM HONOURABLE STEVE CRAIG
Welcome to the 24th annual Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister’s Conference, partnered with the Seafarmers Conference, “Navigating the Future: Quality and Reliability Through Innovation” taking place October 12-13th at the Halifax Convention Centre. Take note that early-bird rates and incentives are being offered.
The conference continues to grow! More partners, more industry members, and more businesses are attending. It promises to be a very valuable source of current industry information. This year, we’ll hear about the economic, social, and environmental contributions of the seafood sector to Nova Scotia.
We’ll learn how the sector continues to evolve and modernize, including innovations utilizing labour-saving and energy-efficient technologies. We’ll explore how to navigate opportunities and challenges to increasing domestic and export market share through advances in traceability and e-commerce. And we’ll hear from experts on over-arching topics such as the blue economy and climate change and how these will influence our industry in the near future.
The conference is generously supported by Farm Credit Canada, the Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board, and a host of academic and industry partners.
I offer my sincere thanks to our panelists and moderators for taking the time to join us for the conference. I know that participants will find it a rewarding, useful experience.
I’d also like to thank the team of individuals and many organizations who have dedicated their time over the past year to make the 2022 conference a success.
I’m looking forward to seeing you in October.