Seafarmers Newsletter
June 2022
A Tribute to Doug Bertram
This past Saturday, a "Celebration of Life" was held for our very good friend and colleague, Doug Bertram.

Although beginning his career in agriculture, his heart belonged to aquaculture. Doug worked with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) for over 25 years, participated in numerous R&D initiatives with the department and was a representative on many advisory boards. During this time he was a pivotal partner and driving force behind Innovative Fishery Products Inc. which is now one of the largest shellfish aquaculture operations on the east coast of Canada. Doug served on the Board of Directors of the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS) for many years, including serving as President and Secretary of the Association's Executive Committee.
 Doug was a longtime supporter of the preservation and restoration of the Gilbert's Cove Lighthouse located in Gilbert's Cove, Digby, NS.
A memorial bench was presented in Doug's honour next to the Gilbert's Cove Lighthouse. Pictured above is Jill Balser, MLA for Digby-Annapolis, and NS Minister of Labour Skills and Immigration, Heidi Bertram and Nolan D'Eon (D'Eon Oyster Company) President of the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia.
The Sea Farmer is still open for content!
We have our theme! This year's magazine will be focused around 'embracing aquaculture as the sustainable solution to food security'. Look forward to reading some interesting articles in the near future.

We still have space available for advertising and interesting articles that suit the theme of this issue! Please contact before June 30th for information. Extensions may be offered on a case-by-case basis.
Canada’s Salmon farmers respond to the federal government's decision to renew salmon farming licenses in British Columbia
The decision is a key validation of the importance of the salmon farming industry to rural, coastal communities and procedural fairness, but greater certainty is needed to build Canada's Blue Economy and to secure a popular and critical Canadian affordable and sustainable food supply. You can read the official release by the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance below.
Stop on by!
Got a product or presentation you want to run by someone before you get in the board room? Or maybe you're just in the Halifax area and would like a cup of tea before your long drive home? Our office is always open for our members! Just be sure to call ahead of time to ensure we aren't involved in a prior meeting.
Conference Update
The Ministers and Seafarmers' Conference is still on track for October 12-13, 2022. There is still a couple of booths available if you are interested in a spot. Sponsorships are also available for purchase.

Check the link below for more information.
An Exploration of Techsploration
Techsploration is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to empower young women and non-binary youth to explore careers in science, engineering, trades, and technology. Students are given the opportunity to partner with mentors in industry, giving them a perspective on a career they may not have otherwise considered.

Our own Stacey McCarthy and Kate Collins volunteered at their final event of the year held at Acadia University - a speed networking session with small groups of students. It was great to hear their fresh perceptions on aquaculture and share information about potential careers. This also provided great intel for AANS as we continue to pursue a youth engagement and attraction study.

Aquaculture was well-represented at the event, with Aquaculture Scientist Jennie Korus also participating as a Role Model. She hosted a group of students at her workplace, Innovasea, and shared details of her career path so far. Thank you Jennie!
Choose Canadian Seafood
Choose Canadian Seafood is a new campaign promoting, of course, Canadian seafood! They've got some pretty nice recipes to share and a swanky looking website - if you have a little time, give their channels a look!
Local Seafood Recipe
Classic Steamed Mussels
Does summer conjure memories of sitting on a warm patio somewhere? Maybe with a cold beer and a dish worth sharing as you sit looking out over the sea?

Even if you can't find the time for that, these mussels will get you pretty close to the feeling.
Serves 4.