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The annual Aquaculture Innovation Workshop (AIW) is dedicated to the presentation of the latest developments in sustainable aquaculture. AIW participants come to discuss sustainable aquaculture seafood production and work to elevate an industry they feel passionately helps improve public health, protects the ocean and natural resources, and is economically viable. Leading representatives from all parts of the aquaculture seafood value chain attend the AIW, including investors, feed suppliers, producers, processors, retailers, chefs, and consumers.

Important message about the 2020 AIW

On behalf of the Aquaculture Innovation Workshop organizing committee, we regret to share with you that the AIW scheduled for April 30-May 1 in New York City is being postponed. Given the current global health concerns around coronavirus (COVID19) and new restrictions being implemented in the US and abroad related to gatherings and recommendations related to social distancing, we feel we must take this step to assure the public’s health and safety.

We anticipate re-scheduling the AIW for later this year. However, due to the uncertainty ahead of us with COVID19, we feel it would be premature to move forward with additional planning at this time.  As soon as we have details for the new dates we will be in contact with you.

Please consider the following as you adjust your plans:

  1. Registration – If you plan to attend the AIW at the later date and would like to keep your registration there is nothing that you need to do. If you would like a refund for your registration please contact our event coordinator, Kata Sharrer at ksharrer@conservationfund.org. Registrations are being refunded in full.
  2. Lodging – If you have made your hotel reservations please contact the hotel and cancel as appropriate. We expect to arrange for a similar room block for the AIW at a later date.
  3. Air travel – Refund policies around COVID19 vary and we encourage you to reach out to your airline to discuss your options.


We want to thank you for your understanding as we re-schedule the AIW for a later date. If you have additional questions, please reach out to us directly in the meantime.


Links

-Five Takeaways from the 2018 Aquaculture Innovation Workshop (blog)
-Click here to view downloadable content (presentations, etc.) from past workshops.