Program | Oceana Canada

Program

8:30 a.m.          Registration and light breakfast

9:00 a.m.          OpeningJosh Laughren

Welcome to Algonquin territory, Algonquin representative Verna McGregor

9:15 a.m.          Welcoming remarks, The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc

9:40 a.m.          Special guest speaker, Sam Waterston

10:00 a.m.         Keynote: Global context for fisheries rebuilding, Dr. Daniel Pauly

10:30 a.m.         Break

10:45 a.m.         Recovering Canada’s fisheries

  • Canada’s marine fisheries: status, recovery potential and pathways to success, Dr. Julia K. Baum
  • The role of science in fisheries policy and management, Dr. Jeffrey A. Hutchings
  • The role of indigenous knowledge in improving sustainable fisheries, Dr. Lucia Fanning
  • Canadian fisheries management: moving from legal laggard to legislative leader, Dr. David VanderZwaag
  • Discussion

12:30 p.m.        Lunch

Luncheon address Alexandra Cousteau

1:30 p.m.          Building a resilient future

  • Economic benefits of rebuilding fisheries, Dr. Rashid Sumaila
  • Promoting and revitalizing small-scale fisheries, Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee
  • Federal government commitments and priorities for management of our fisheries and oceans, Kevin Stringer
  • Discussion

3:00 p.m.          Break

3:15 p.m.          Where to from here? Creating a vision for sustainable fisheries

  • Panelists: Dr. Erin Carruthers, Bruce Chapman, Audrey L. Mayes, Jim McIsaac and Jordan Point
  • Discussion

4:50 p.m.          Closing remarks

5:00 p.m.          Reception