2023 APC Fisheries Conference and Awards Banquet & Ceremony (anuary 2023)
The 2023 APC Fisheries Conference and Awards Banquet & Ceremony was presented by the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APC).
This year’s event was the second to be hosted with in-person delegates since the onset of COVID and saw a significantly higher number of in-person attendees relative to those joining virtually than in the past year. In total, 144 delegates attended the conference including Chiefs, Elders, Fisheries Coordinators, Fisheries Managers/Directors, Aquaculture Technicians, and more. Those in attendance were offered 19 sessions ranging from presentations and panels to rapid-fire breakout sessions on topics ranging from aquaculture and DFO programs updates to the lobster export market and industry innovation. Full presentation and workshop lists are noted in the agenda found at Annex A.
The event also featured the APC Fisheries Awards which were accompanied by an awards dinner and keynote address by The Honourable Brian Francis on the evening of 26 January. Awards winners are noted within the report and can be found in the Awards Program at Annex B as well.