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Nova Scotia aquaculture receives financial support post-wildfires

This year Nova Scotia saw the largest recorded wildfires in provincial history, including the Barrington Lake fire in Shelburne County, which covered 230 square kilometres at its height. In response to the wildfires, the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (NSDFA) announced in August that the province would be providing a one-time grant of $2,500 to licensed aquaculture operators, harvesting businesses fishing under an official license and licensed fish buyers and processors which were directly impacted by the wildfires.

Cooke Aquaculture warns of scam job offers

Cooke Aquaculture Inc. has warned the public of scammers impersonating Cooke employees through fake offers of employment. “Cooke has received several reports of persons falsely claiming to work for Cooke on social media and recruitment platforms such as LinkedIn and Indeed,” reads a news release from the company.

Virginia scientists testing AI technology to track brook trout health

Researchers are using artificial intelligence to identify individual fish, with the goal of building population models that track trout health and habitat changes. The research—with a focus on brook trout—is a collaboration between data scientists at the University of Virginia and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Washington State allocates $81.5 million for salmon recovery

The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Puget Sound Partnership are investing US$81.5 million in recovering at-risk salmon species. In a press release on Sept. 18, the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office announced the award of 150 grants in 29 counties toward barrier removals for migrating salmon, tree-planting to shade rivers and improvement of stream habitat.

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World Trout Culture Summit

Oct. 18, 2023
Virtual Event
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Aquaculture Africa 2023

Nov. 13-16, 2023
Mulungushi International Convention Centre
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Aquaculture America 2024

Feb. 18, 2024
San Antonio, Texas, USA
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