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Climate Change: Topic of Aquaculture Pacific Exchange

by Ellen Hardy
08 September 2008, at 1:00am

CANADA - World class speakers are gathering on September the 25-26 to discuss the effects of climate change on the world's aquaculture industry.

The goal of the Aquaculture Pacific Exchange, which will be held by the Campbell River, is to bring the Aquaculture industry together to exchange ideas, to discuss relevant issues and to explore new species to research.

APE will also be instrumental in highlighting the latest technology from stakeholders in the Aquaculture industry.


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"Climate change and changing ocean conditions are of particular interest to all industries that depend on the marine and freshwater environment"
Linda Sams, CEO of the BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Partnering for our Future” and the BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences has created an extensive seminar program dealing with the hot topics facing the industry, as well as how organization in the trade can work together for continued success.

Climate Change affects everyone, and is just one of the topics to be discussed at this year’s conference.

Several speakers including Torbjorn Lorentzen, from the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research at the University of Bergen in Norway, will discuss what effects this phenomenon is having on the Aquaculture industry and the fish population.

"Climate change and changing ocean conditions are of particular interest to all industries that depend on the marine and freshwater environment,” states Linda Sams, CEO of the BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences. “Our Centre is involved in several projects concerning this very issue and we are eager to learn more about how these changes are affecting fisheries and aquaculture nationally and internationally."

APE will also be instrumental in highlighting the latest technology from stakeholders in the Aquaculture industry with over 60 exhibitors on the Trade Show floor.

The Conference will continue to offer a timely, educational and thought-provoking program to delegates, while the Trade Show will offer the products, services and solutions that are needed by the industry. The close proximity of the Main Conference Room to the Trade Show floor is a huge asset that is not always possible at events of this kind.

Show Manager Jeff Lacey says booth sales have been brisk, particularly given the depth of the conference program. “This program and the speakers involved will attract the decision makers of the Aquaculture industry who are always looking for ways to make their operations more efficient,” said Lacey.

Ellen Hardy