2009 APICS Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference

March 6-8, 2009, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, Nova Scotia

APICS Undergraduate Science Communication Award (Award Description)

Aaron Frenette
University of New Brunswick
Employing molecular diagnostics to investigate life history of Loma morhua

NSERC Representatives’ Undergraduate Student Awards (Award Description)

1st Place (also sponsored by Cooke Aquaculture)

Allison Surette
Nova Scotia Agriculural College
Localized distribution and abundance of juvenile bull sharks (Carcharnius leucas)

2nd Place (also sponsored by Valox)

Matthew Morris
Dalhousie University
Evidence for outbreeding depression via compensatory growth in farmed / wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) hybrids

3rd Place (also sponsored by the Aquaculture Association of Canada)

Nicolle Davis
Dalhousie University
Examining spat colour in hatchery-produced families of the black-lip pearl oyster, Pinctada margaritifera, in French Polynesia

Novartis Animal Health Award

Aaron Frenette
University of New Brunswick
Employing molecular diagnostics to investigate life history of Loma morhua

Skretting Award

Louise de Mestral Bezanson
Dalhousie University
Assessing the effects of a state-of-the-art conservation program on the effective population size, migration behaviour, body size and condition of endangered inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

Aquaculture Association of Canada Award

Sierra Wehrell
Acadia University
Population characteristics and movement of Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus) which aggregate in Minas Basin, Bay of Fundy during summer