Ontario Aquaculture Conference 2024


March 19 – 20    |    Fern Resort, Orillia

Join fish farmers from Ontario and beyond for our best event yet. Learn about the latest and greatest in the industry, meet other farmers and suppliers, and feast on plenty of seafood!

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Conference Schedule

Tuesday, March 19

  • 3:00 – 5:00pm — Conference Launch with Keynote Panel
  • 5:00 – 6:00pm — Annual General Meeting (Members Only)
  • 6:30pm onwards — Tailgater Social Party with Dinner

Wednesday, March 20

  • 9:00 – 5:00pm — Panels & Presentations
  • 5:30 – 6:30pm — Reception 
  • 6:30pm onwards — Gala Dinner & Fish Farm Olympics (you read that right!)

And don’t forget to wear your best fish clothing and accessories to the gala dinner for the Fishwear Contest. We’ll have a runway (or raceway) and more prizes than ever!

Conference Venue

Fern Resort
4432 Fern Resort Rd, Ramara, Ontario
One hour from Toronto’s Pearson Airport!

Fern Resort is more like being in Dirty Dancing than staying at a typical hotel. There will be a minimum two-night stay and all meals, parking, Wi-Fi and resort access are included. 

Reserve Your Spot Today

To participate, you will need to register in two places.

1. With the Association

We can accept registrations until March 15, 2024. Visit the conference registration page to sign up under the following categories:

  • Full Conference Ticket – $299
    • Includes registration fee, all meals and networking events
  • Discounted Conference Ticket – $249
    • For speakers and OAA members in the “Individual” membership category
  • OAA Member Conference Tickets – $0
    • All corporate OAA members receive TWO free registrations. Please sign up all additional registrants at the discounted rate.

2. With Fern Resort

To reserve your room, visit the Fern Resort Group Booking page and enter code 2024AQUA.

Cost is $219 per person / night, whether you’re staying one or two to a room. Add your preference for single or double rooms in the comment section during reservation.


Full Conference Program

You can download the full conference program at the link below.

Ontario Aquaculture Association – 2024 Full Conference Program


Presenting Sponsor:


Fish Farm Olympics Sponsor:

John Woodhouse Memorial Reception Sponsor



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Breakfast Sponsor:

Fishwear Contest Sponsor:






Tailgater Social Sponsor:

Student Sponsor:


Break Sponsors:









Sponsorship spots still available!

If you are interested in getting extra exposure with the Ontario aquaculture community, please contact RJ Taylor, OAA’s managing director at hello@ontarioseafoodfarmers.ca