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Oceana Canada’s Science Symposium


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Be at the forefront of charting a bold course to rebuild Canada’s fisheries.

On October 26, 2016, take part in Oceana Canada’s science symposium, Rebuilding Abundance: Restoring Canada’s Fisheries for Long-Term Prosperity.

Canadian and international experts in science, management, policy, law, social equity, economics and Indigenous knowledge systems will come together to help create a sustainable future for Canada’s fish and fisheries. 

The symposium will feature the following dynamic and interactive sessions:
  • Recovering Canada’s fisheries 
  • Building a resilient future 
  • Where to from here? Creating a vision for sustainable fisheries

We are pleased to announce that the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will also take part in Oceana Canada’s landmark symposium.

By registering now, you guarantee your meal and a seat at an unforgettable event that includes a talk by Alexandra Cousteau. Alexandra will share stories from the sea that span a lifetime: from her early years aboard the calypso, to her work today advocating for ocean conservation around the world. And, if you register before October 16, you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win one of three prizes valued at $300.*


Read Oceana Canada’s new report, Here’s the Catch: How to Restore Abundance to Canada’s Oceans. You can also download the full scientific report written by Drs. Julia K. Baum and Susanna D. Fuller: Canada’s Marine Fisheries: Status, Recovery Potential and Pathways to Success and corresponding stock summaries for each of the 125 marine fish and invertebrate stocks assessed in the report.




A special thank you to our sponsors and partners

Participant travel sponsor:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has the lead federal role in managing Canada's fisheries and safeguarding its waters. The Department supports strong economic growth in our marine and fisheries sectors; supports innovation through scientific research; and, contributes to sustainable aquatic ecosystems through habitat protection, oceans management, and ecosystems research.
Au niveau fédéral, Pêches et Océans Canada (MPO) assume le rôle principal lorsqu'il s'agit de gérer les pêches et de protéger les étendues d'eau au Canada. Le MPO appuie la croissance économique vigoureuse de notre industrie des pêches et de notre secteur maritime ; appuie l’innovation au moyen de la recherche scientifique ; et contribue aux écosystèmes aquatiques durables grâce à la protection de l’habitat, à la gestion des océans, ainsi qu’à la recherche sur les écosystèmes.
This Project was supported partially by a financial contribution from Fisheries and Oceans Canada / Ce projet fut appuyé partiellement par une contribution financière de Pêches et océans Canada.

Program partners:


OceanCanada is dedicated to building resilient and sustainable oceans on all three Canadian coasts and to supporting coastal communities as they respond to environmental changes. Its research synthesizes social, cultural, economic and environmental knowledge about oceans. OceanCanada is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.


Too Big To Ignore is a global research network and knowledge mobilization partnership that focuses on addressing issues and concerns affecting small-scale fisheries. Through information sharing, capacity development and transdisciplinary research, the network works to elevate the profile of small-scale fisheries, strengthen their viability, and reduce vulnerability to global change.


*Register before October 16 at 11:59 EST for a chance to win one of the following prizes:

  • A $300 gift certificate to Whalesbone restaurant in Ottawa, Ontario (or the restaurant of your choice) 
  • A GoPro camera
  • A $300 donation to the charity of  your choice 

Read the full contest rules and regulations.