The fisheries industry—like many industries in Canada—is facing unexpected challenges as COVID-19 continues to impact Canada’s supply chains, processing plants, global markets and consumer behaviours. But with these challenges, there are also great opportunities for innovation.
With this in mind, the Fisheries Council of Canada has chosen “Innovating for the Future” as its topic for this year’s conference, which will be hosted entirely online through a webinar series. It will feature video interviews, a live presentation and Q&A, keynotes and panels.
The series will touch on how the fisheries industry has adapted to new methods for sustainable fisheries management; biodiversity in Canada’s natural ecosystems; new challenges related to climate change; and how superclusters are transforming how Canadian industries innovate, among other topics.
- VideoThe Future of Canada’s Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard - Government of Canada
- VideoCanadian Fisheries Industry Direction Carey Bonnell Incoming Chair - Fisheries Council of Canada
- VideoBiodiversity and Sustainable Fisheries Management Panel
- VideoKeynote: The State of the Seafood Industry: Looking to 2021 John Sackton Founder - SeafoodNews.com
- VideoCanadian Superclusters Panel
- VideoIceland Ocean Cluster: Lessons For Canada Thor Sigfusson Founder & Chairman - Iceland Ocean Cluster
- VideoKeynote: Canadian Consumer Trends in Fish and Seafood Jo-Ann McArthur President & Founding Partner - Nourish Marketing
- VideoVIP Interview: Canada’s Fisheries Industry Looking Forward Phil Young Chair - Fisheries Council of Canada
- The Future of Canada's Fisheries
- Balancing Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability
- Regulatory Certainty for Increased Investment in Fisheries Paul Lansbergen President - Fisheries Council of Canada
- Canada’s Marine Economy Must Be Sustainable, Climate Resilient and Diversified Jake Rice Chief Scientist Emeritus - Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada