23rd Science Atlantic Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference

March 15-17, 2013, Acadia University

Please download the Conference Program (.pdf) for abstracts of presentations.

View photos from the conference on our Flickr photo stream! All photos © Megan Colwell.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Science Atlantic Communication Award, sponsored by Canadian Science Publishing (Award Description)

Jordan Poley
University of Prince Edward Island
Molecular pathways involved in sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) resistance to chemotherapeutants

Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award (Award Description)

First place, sponsored by Clearwater/Atlantic Elver Fishery

Second place, sponsored by Cooke Aquaculture

Third place, sponsored by Valox

Adam Harding
Dalhousie University
To feed or flee? Effect of predation-risk cues on the foraging activity of Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis

Ryan Horricks
Dalhousie University
Determining the genetic basis for the effects of intra-specific competition on growth of Salvelinus alpinus raised in an aquaculture setting

Daniel Oldford
Cape Breton University
Life history parameterization for sustainable fisheries: balancing size at maturity and size at castration in parasitized populations of the waved whelk (Buccinum undatum)

Graduate Research Award

First place, sponsored by Clearwater/Novartis Animal Health Canada

Second place, sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation

Jordan Poley
University of Prince Edward Island
Molecular pathways involved in sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) resistance to chemotherapeutants

Gregory Britten
Dalhousie University
Trends in the productivity of North Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)

Third place (tie), sponsored by Skretting

Jessica Fry
Memorial University
The impact of ozonation of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), and rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) eggs on hatching success and larval growth and survival

Danielle Quinn
Acadia University
Smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) dispersal in LaHave River, Nova Scotia, and evidence of change in native fish assemblages