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9th Canadian Workshop on Harmful Marine Algae & Aquaculture Association of Canada Conference (July 4-8, 2005), St. John's, NL



The Canadian Workshops on Harmful Marine Algae originated as a result of the 1987 domoic acid toxicity event in mussels on PEI, and the subsequent formation of the DFO Phycotoxins Working Group (PWG). It was suggested by the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) that the CWHMA be held in conjunction with the Aquaculture Association of Canada Conference (AAC 05) which was also being held at the Delta Hotel in St. John's in July 2005. A joint special session with the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) and NAIA on food quality, safety and certification was held during the last day of the AAC 05 conference. The CWHMA has grown in scope in the last 16 years from a DFO based workshop to an internationally attended forum for researchers to present their latest results, foster collaboration and to recommend future research. The last workshop in Moncton was attended by harmful algae researchers from Canada, the United States, Ireland, Scotland, Belgium, Japan and China.

As hosts of the 9th CWHMA, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre has the opportunity to highlight the research being conducted in the region on harmful algae and other aquaculture development challenges. In collaborating with the AAC 05 the CWHMA and Fisheries and Oceans Canada can strengthen its ties to the aquaculture industry both locally and nationally.

Program Name

Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP)


2005 - 2006


Atlantic: Newfoundland, Labrador Shelves

Principal Investigator(s)

Cynthia McKenzie

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