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GOAL conference comes to Atlantic Canada in 2023

May 18, 2022  By Hatchery International staff

The Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) has tapped Saint John, New Brunswick as the next host of its GOAL seafood conference.

This is only the second time that Canada has been host to GOAL: The Responsible Seafood Conference, an international seafood business conference that attracts about 500 industry leaders. Vancouver, British Colombia hosted GOAL in 2015.

“Atlantic Canada is a major seafood producer on the global aquaculture scene, particularly with salmon,” said GSA CEO Brian Perkins. “The region’s finfish and shellfish aquaculture farmers have embraced best practices and are highly regarded as responsible and significant contributors to the rural coastal economy and working waterfronts in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. Coupled with a rich tradition of wild-harvest fisheries, New Brunswick is an ideal fit for GOAL 2023.”

The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) led the bid and will work with Canada’s federal government, New Brunswick’s provincial government and other seafood industry bodies throughout Atlantic Canada, including several producer associations for both farmed and wild seafood, to deliver the event along with GSA.


This year, the conference is being held in Seattle in the fall. Scotland has also been announced to host GOAL in fall 2024.

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