October 12 – 13, 2022, Halifax Convention Centre

Platinum Sponsor


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.

Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister's Conference 2022 Webinar Series

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Bronze Sponsor

Back In person.
October 12 - 13, 2022, Halifax Convention Centre

This exciting information-sharing, skills development and networking event is back and with more flexibility than ever for participants, sponsors and exhibitors!  

The 2022 conference, themed on navigating the future through quality, reliability and innovation, offers dynamic, experience-based insights for those stakeholders in the fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing sectors.   It will be once again held at the Halifax Convention Centre.

Experience the event the way that works best for you, by taking part in dynamic keynote and panel discussions, networking with decision makers and influencers and hearing the latest on new programs and initiatives to support your businesses.

The conference also features two special sessions – one on product quality and food sensory training and another on technology innovation.


The 2022 Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Conference, in partnership with the Seafarmers Conference, is focused on leading edge topics needed to create resilience and growth for the future.

Join hundreds of people in-person for sessions on the Nova Scotia Economic Impact Study; navigating local, regional and national funding programs; The Blue Economy and what it can mean for Nova Scotia's seafood sector; climate change and the seafood vulnerability assessment; and market assess, marine debris and seafood sector labour issues.

This 24th Annual Conference will also have supersize panels on: Investing in Nova Scotia Seafood with leading Nova Scotia seafood and aquaculture companies; Retail Seafood Trends with major retailer participants; e-commerce opportunities and trends; and vessel efficiencies.

As a conference participant, you will also have the opportunity to:

  • Network with thought leaders, provincial decision makers, lending agencies, retailers, government representatives, business planners and innovation companies


Join us for an opportunity to meet with industry, government and academia leaders.

Our hybrid conference is both live and virtual to offer new opportunities for exposure and outreach

  • Hundreds of in-person participants and unlimited online exposure
  • Over 75 trade show spaces available at the Halifax Trade and Convention Centre
  • Expanded marketing and sponsorship benefits with connections to thousands of industry representatives through social media
Download a copy of our Sponsorship and Tradeshow Exhibitor Opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact:
Tom Smith, Executive Director, Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia
Office (902)422-6234 | Mobile (902)430-5786 | Email ExecutiveDirector@seafarmers.ca



  • A.F. Theriault & Sons
  • ABCO
  • Aqua Productions Systems
  • Atlantic Fisheries Fund
  • BDC Halifax Business Center
  • BERG Chilling Systems
  • Biodiverse
  • NovaSpectrum Analytics Inc.
  • Bouctouche Bay Industries (Oyster Gro)
  • BrokerLink
  • Cabot Shipping Supplies
  • CMAR
  • Coastline Cordage
  • Deep Trekker Inc.
  • DSS Marine
  • Enginuity Inc.
  • Entreprises Shippagan Ltd.
  • Fisherman & Scientists
  • Research Society
  • Formutech Inc.
  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport
  • Hampidjan Canada Ltd
  • Innovasea
  • MacArtney Canada
  • Marine Thinking
  • Maritech Systems AS
  • Maritime Marine Supply
  • Merinov
  • NS Boatbuilders Association
  • NS Loan Board
  • NS Seafood Sector Council
  • NSCC
  • Perennia
  • RBC
  • Romor
  • Saeplast
  • Springboard Atlantic
  • Taste of Nova Scotia
  • TriNav Fisheries Consultants Inc.


In-person registration includes access to all sessions, refreshments and lunches and includes the Minister’s reception. Please note the early bird deadline!

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Prince George Hotel

1725 Market St, Halifax
Room TBD
Full day parking $12.00 per day

Cambridge Suites

1583 Brunswick St, Halifax
Room TBD
Full day parking $12.00 per day




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