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Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America postponed by pandemic

27 May 2020, at 10:17am

The Aquaculture Canada and WAS North America 2020 conference has been postponed by a year, due to disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event, which is a partnership of the Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC), World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA), will take place at the St John’s Convention Centre, Newfoundland and Labrador on 29 August until 2 September 2021.

“As we know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has impacted all events and travel planning globally. The health, safety and well-being of attendees is paramount in any decisions made by the Steering Committee. The health protection guidance in many countries has restricted global travel and has halted large scale public events,” explained the organisers in a statement.

All originally planned events and sessions for the conference will proceed as planned, with exception of the dates. This meeting will still also represent the 2021 annual meetings of the AAC and NAIA. Submitted abstracts to date will continue to be processed by the program committee and all registrations will continue to be valid. The abstract deadline will be changed to April 2, 2021.

Booth bookings will continue to be acknowledged. Conference management will send you the updated manual and all other information.

Those who have made accommodation arrangements are advised to follow them up with their hotels directly as hotel bookings will not be rolled over to 2021.