Freshwater InstituteFreshwater Institute
November 29, 2017

Aquaculture Innovation Workshops (AIW) provides an opportunity for aquaculture producers, scientists, engineers, aquaculture industry suppliers, regulators and investors to communicate progress on the technical, biological and economic feasibility of culturing fish – particularly salmon – to post-smolt or market size in closed-containment systems using floating or recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology. These international summits have been hosted by The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute, Tides Canada, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Atlantic Salmon Federation. 

This year's event will cover topics ranging from investment and economics of land-based aquaculture, industry innovations in closed-containment systems, effective market messages, the latest technology and husbandry research, and much more. 

Featured speakers include:
  • Tone Bjørstad Hanstad, DNB Markets
  • Frode Mathisen, Grieg Seafood
  • Sean Wilton, AgriMarine Holdings
  • Frederic Gaumet, Kruger Kaldnes Veolia
  • Sigurd Handeland, UNI Research
  • Bjarne Hald Olsen, Billund Aquakulturservice
  • Lill-Heidi Johansen, Nofima
  • Steven Summerfelt, The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute
  • Colin Brauner, University of British Columbia

Event Location

The Morris J. Wosk Centre and the Delta Vancouver Suites
580 W Hastings Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1L6


Register here by October 31!


Group lodging rates for the 2017 Aquaculture Innovation Workshop are available at Delta Hotels (Group ID code: M-72OYRTV) and Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier (Group ID Code: 161755)

To register at the Delta Hotels, please call 604-689-8188 and ask for “central reservations” and then request the room block titled “Aquaculture Innovation Workshop.” Or click here to reserve online

Additional Events

November 29: A dinner reception will be held for conference participants the evening of November 29. Participants may opt to bring guests for an additional $80 per person. Please indicate your interest in bringing a guest upon registration. We will contact you for additional guest payments at a later date. 

December 1: Participants will have the opportunity to join a tour of the University of British Columbia's InSEAS facility on Friday, December 1 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Please indicate your interest in the tour upon registration. 

Stay tuned for registration and program details for the 2017 Aquaculture Innovation Workshop.  

Information on past programs and participants is available here.

The 2017 Aquaculture Innovation Workshop is made possible through the support of the following sponsors:
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