As aquaculture expands around the world as a major force in the secure supply of seafood, so too does public, and correspondingly, political interest grow. In some geographic areas, the public is generally supportive as they see economic and sustainable food benefits. But in other locations, especially related to Atlantic salmon, public concern exists. This concern is exacerbated by increasing polarization and the inability to develop constructive and reasonable pathways of collaboration. How can politicians successfully navigate the challenges to facilitate a constructive path forward that achieves positive social, health and environmental outcomes?
Host: Tim Kennedy, President & CEO, CAIA
11:00 Welcome, Overview and Introduction of Minister – Kennedy
11:05 Opening Address (Provincial Minister)
11:20 3 other speakers
11:50 Questions from the moderator
12:10 Questions from the floor
12:30 Closing Comments – Mark Lane, former ED, NAIA