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 JULY 5 - 8
Valuing Nature: Stewardship and Conservation in Canada 2006, will be held July 5 to 8 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. The event is hosted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Legacy Nature Trust and the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation. The conference themes are: Stewardship Economics and Sustainability; Headwaters to Oceans; Stewardship Web of Conservation Lands in Canada; Funding Strategies and Financial Instruments for Stewardship; and Community-based Monitoring for Stewardship. The program will include three full days of concurrent sessions, exhibits, posters, time for networking and a Youth Program. Information is available at www.stewardship2006.ca.

 AUGUST 12 - 18

Coastal Zone Canada 2006 and Youth Forum, is scheduled for August 12 to 18 in Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories. The theme is “Arctic Change and Coastal Communities.” The Conference aims to raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by residents of the Arctic coastal zone in the face of rapid changes occurring in Arctic marine ecosystems. Contributions from coastal areas around the world are encouraged. Find out more at www.czc06.ca.

 OCTOBER 17 - 19
A Workshop on the Use of Exotic Species in Aquaculture will be held on October 17 to 19 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. It will explore contemporary research on the benefits and the hazards of introduced species and whether there is a "safe" way to introduce an exotic species for aquaculture production. The Workshop is sponsored by the Aquaculture Association of Canada and the Sustainable Aquaculture Section of the St. Andrews Biological Station. To receive additional information as it becomes available, contact: Aquaculture Association of Canada,
(506) 529-4766; or e-mail aac@mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

 OCTOBER 19 - 21
The 6th Marine Law Symposium is scheduled for October 19 to 21 in Bristol, Rhode Island. The theme is “The Evolution of Ecosystem Based Management: From Theory to Practice.” Panels of academics and practitioners will address practical problems related to management shifting toward ecosystem management. The symposium is co-sponsored by the Roger Williams University School of Law Marine Affairs Institute, the University of Rhode Island Department of Marine Affairs, and Rhode Island Sea Grant. For information, email marineaffairs@rwu.edu.

 OCTOBER 25 - 27
The 7th Bay of Fundy Science Workshop of the Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership is scheduled for October 25 to 27 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick at the Algonquin Hotel. Hosted by the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, the theme is “Challenges in Environmental Management in the Bay of Fundy-Gulf of Maine.” For information access www.bofep.org/workshop2006.htm.

2006 The Gulf of Maine Times