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Calling all Coastal First Nations, Aquaculture Companies, Their Partners and Suppliers

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a valued member of the National ABM Network and attended ABM in Nanaimo in 2016. VIU is now getting ready to business match at ABM Vancouver Island in Port Hardy from March 27 to 29, 2017.

We think their First Nations Shellfish Summit is worth attending. Info below. We will be there!

The university operates the Deep Bay Marine Field Station, which is home to its Centre for Shellfish Research that conducts and supports both pure and applied coastal and marine research activities related to sustainable shellfish aquaculture development, preservation of coastal ecosystems, and inter-disciplinary projects involving local communities.

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, VIU will hold the
First Nations Shellfish Aquaculture Summit.
09.00 am to 04.45 pm
Deep Bay Marine Field Station, 370 Crome Point Road, Bowser, BC, V0R 1G0

Registration is FREE!

This one day event will bring together traditional knowledge with current practices in shellfish aquaculture for First Nations who are interested in, or already involved in, the aquaculture sector. Participants will have an opportunity to build a network with other First Nations and companies interested in shellfish aquaculture and will help shape future discussions on the role of VIU in supporting applied research and education within this industry.

To register: Stephanie Richards, 1-250-740-6398 or stephanie.richards@viu.ca.