The following schedule is preliminary and may change slightly before the event. Panel discussions will address key workshop topics. Break-out sessions will divide all participants into smaller groups to facilitate further discussion and ensure that everyone in included in the conversations.

Thursday, November 6

5:00pm-8:00pm – Early Registration and Social Event (cash bar and snacks)

Friday, November 7

8:00am – Registration and Fishermen’s Breakfast (FREE catered meal)

8:45am – Opening and welcome – Gretchen Noyes-Hull, President of the Gulf Aquarium and Marine Station Cooperative 

9:00am – Opening presentation – Marc Lanteigne, DFO Gulf Region, Manager of Aquatic Resources

9:20am – Panel Discussion: How does climate change affect the fisheries?

  • Katja Fennel, Dalhousie University Oceanography
  • Sara Razaee, PhD student, climate change and fishing safety
  • Don Jardine, UPEI Climate Research Lab
  • Marc Lanteigne, DFO Gulf Region

10:10am – COFFEE BREAK

10:30am – Break-out Session 1

11:00am – Recap of Break-out Session 1

11:10am – Panel Discussion 2: The role of fishermen in research.

  • Dan Mombourquette, St. Mary’s University Masters student
  • Randall Angus, Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI
  • Eugene O’Leary, Fishermen Scientist Research Society
  • Kevin Squires, Fisherman and Maritime Fisheries Union

12:00pm – LUNCH (FREE catered meal)

1:00pm – Keynote Speakers: Ted Ames and Michael Orr

1:45pm – Break-out session 2

2:15pm – Recap of Break-out session 2

2:25pm – Panel Discussion 3: Current climate change research and opportunities for collaborative research.

  • Alfred Deveau, Cheticmap fisherman
  • Shannon Tibbetts, Fishermen Scientist Research Society
  • Angela Douglas, Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Coalition for Sustainability
  • Fred Whoriskey, Dalhousie Ocean Tracking Network
  • Venitia Joseph, DFO Gulf Region
  • Danielle Goodfellow, Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia


3:35pm – Break-out session 3

4:05pm – Recap of Break-out session 3

4:20pm – Closing remarks and announcement of prize winners



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