October, 2022

202226OctAll DayOceana Canada’s Science Symposium(All Day: Wednesday) EST Ottawa, Canada Organizer: Oceana Region:AtlanticTopic:Aquaculture,Blue Economy,First Nations,Fisheries,Indigenous

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AN ABUNDANT OCEAN IS POSSIBLE. REBUILDING FISH POPULATIONS CAN BE OUR LEGACY.

Healthy fish populations are critical to healthy ecosystems: they feed communities, support economies and are essential to our survival.

On October 26, 2022, take part in Oceana Canada’s symposium: Rebuilding Abundance: Priorities for a Resilient Ocean. Fishery and industry experts, Indigenous and community leaders, and policy-makers will come together to help create an agenda to address what’s needed to rebuild Canada’s fisheries and adapt to an increasingly uncertain future, due to climate change and other growing threats such as pollution, biodiversity loss and habitat destruction.

SPEAKERS

• Sam Waterston, actor, producer, director and chair of Oceana’s board of directors
• Dr. Julia Baum, University of Victoria
• Carey Bonnell, Ocean Choice International & Fisheries Council of Canada
• Jim McIsaac, VP, Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters Federation
• Dr. Barbara Neis, Memorial University
• Dr. Daniel Pauly, University of British Columbia
• Dr. Andrea Reid, University of British Columbia
• Sonia Strobel, Skipper Otto
• Dr. Rashid Sumaila, University of British Columbia
• Ken Paul, Wolastoqey Nation
• Dr. Boris Worm, Dalhousie University
• Dr. William Cheung, University of British Columbia

Additional speakers to be confirmed

SYMPOSIUM THEMES

AN ABUNDANT OCEAN IS POSSIBLE: What is the potential for rebuilding abundance in Canada’s oceans in the next decade?

AN ABUNDANT OCEAN IS OUR LEGACY: What are the growth opportunities for food security, income and livelihoods in coastal communities?

UNLOCKING CANADA’S POTENTIAL FOR A BLUE ECONOMY: What changes to ocean governance and investment is required over the next five years?

Time

Wednesday, October 26 - 12:00am 2022 - Wednesday, October 26 - 11:59pm 2022 EST

Location

Ottawa, Canada

Organizer

Oceana

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