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John Connelly to bid NFI goodbye in 2023

John Connelly has announced his intention to retire from the National Fisheries Institute in February 2023, which marks his 20th year as president of the organization. “I very much appreciate working with member company leaders and an excellent and dedicated staff in creating the strong foundation on which NFI can build,” Connelly said.

West Coast industry groups cooking up customer-experience center

Telling the story of farmed seafood is the mission for a new customer-experience center that three aquaculture industry groups and a non-profit are envisioning for the west coast. Thanks to a $197,000 grant from the USDA Local Food Promotion Program, the Steward Foundation and industry partners can now conduct an implementation plan for the Pacific Aquaculture Marketing & Innovation Center.

New data shows Canadians support salmon aquaculture

Researchers at Dalhousie University found that Canadians support salmon aquaculture and, across age groups, there’s more support for ocean-based farming than for land-based. The results are in contrast to a federal government report that said Canadians prefer land-based farming and that they’re also willing to pay premium prices.
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Surveys on fish farms make pandemic relief possible

Surveys on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on fish farmers and the farmers’ participation in those studies have helped US farmers receive much-needed government relief as the industry struggled with abrupt loses of sales, income, and opportunities during the period. » Read more

New research facility studies fish stress caused by climate change

University of Waterloo in southern Ontario is opening a new research facility to research aquatic stressors that could impact the future of aquaculture. The new Waterloo Aquatic Threats in Environmental Research (WATER) facility aims to simulate and research threats to prepare the aquaculture industry to prevent current and future problems. » Read more

Podcast: Jill Voorhees: Don’t hold back in finding work/life balance

Jill Voorhees shares how she fell into the world of fisheries and aquaculture, and has gone on to become an accomplished thought leader in the industry. The best advice she was ever given was don’t hold back! Work/life balance is possible with the right support systems. » Read more
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