First-ever Minister’s Seafood Symposium to be held this spring

Members of the Island’s diverse seafood industry will gather in Charlottetown in April to network and learn from each other at the first Minister’s Seafood Symposium ever to be held in the province. 

The Minister’s Seafood Symposium will be held April 8, 2020 at the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown.  Department of Fisheries and Communities is organizing and hosting the industry-wide learning event to bring together people from all areas of the provincial fishing and aquaculture business.

“We’re excited about this event and our members look forward to participating,” said PEI Fishermen’s Association president Robert Jenkins. “Seafood is a major contributor to our province’s economy and it is very important for government and those who work in the industry to discuss the past, present and future challenges and successes of this vital and dynamic industry.” 

“I’m so pleased to host this event and I encourage everyone with an interest in the future of fishing and aquaculture to attend and meet with their peers and experts to explore how we can move this industry forward together."

- Fisheries and Communities Minister Jamie Fox. 

“Everyone in the fishery and aquaculture industry ranging from the harvester to processor to exporter can benefit from learning about best practices in seafood production. By working together and supporting each other as Islanders we can accomplish anything,” Fox said. 

The symposium will include talks on market influences, marine safety, public trust, climate change and other informative breakout sessions. Minister Fox will host a reception for all participants at the end of day. 

For more information and to register for the symposium visit Prince Edward Island Seafood.   

Media contact:
Ron Ryder
Department of Fisheries and Communities

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