Our Media Contact — Dave Conley

Dave Conley, AquaBounty’s Director of Communications, is our lead contact for media questions.

A native of Montreal, Dave has worked in aquaculture for more than 30 years.  One of North America’s foremost champions of sustainable aquaculture, Dave is the former editor of Pacific Coast Aquaculture, and has served as Communications and Policy Advisor for Canada’s first and only Commissioner for Aquaculture Development at Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

In addition to his work for AquaBounty, Dave is a volunteer Director of Aquaculture without Frontiers, an independent non-profit organization that promotes sustainable aquaculture in the developing world.

If you are a reporter with questions about AquaBounty, please contact Dave at dconley(at) or phone 1+ 613 294 3078.  Follow us on Twitter @AquaBountyTech.

In the Media

How to read the news like a scientist

Overwhelmed by your news feed? Use tools from science to evaluate what’s true and what’s fake, suggests researcher Emma Frans. This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of read more

AquAdvantage Salmon: Health Canada archives

For consumers interested in learning more about our AquAdvantage Salmon and the review undertaken by the Health Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency, click here. Other background information on AquAdvantage Salmon, click here.

Ask your supermarket to stock GMO salmon

The FDA recently removed the last obstacle to producing AquaBounty’s faster growing Atlantic salmon in the United States. Dr. Anastasia Bodnar of Biology Fortified covers benefits and allays concerns in “Fast-growing genetically engineered salmon approved”. Does this mean that we can look forward read more

AquAdvantage, the first GMO salmon, is coming to America

On Friday (March 8), the Food and Drug Administration lifted an import restriction that allowed AquaBounty, a biotech company with facilities in Canada and Panama, to start raising genetically engineered (GMO) salmon eggs in America, effectively clearing the way for the read more

Fast-growing genetically engineered salmon

Developers of the fast-growing genetically engineered salmon first started the approval process with the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1995. In 2019, we are a bit closer to having the option of buying this fish for read more

Aquabounty unleashes the Wulf. Alaskans unamused.

By Jason Smith CEO: AquaBounty will benefit Alaska fishers, RAS producers  Sylvia Wulf, the incoming CEO of genetically engineered salmon producer AquaBounty Technologies, believes that despite the controversial reception her company has received from fishermen, its innovation could benefit the read more

Can humans survive without genome technology?

Each year enough rice to feed 30 million people is lost to flooding. Pam Ronald and her lab have been working to change that, using genome-editing technology and tools such as CRISPR to create strains of rice that are heartier read more

Transgenic fish food for healthier salmon

Oil from a genetically engineered oilseed crop could be used to feed farmed salmon and increase their levels of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids, according to researchers. Salmon are an important source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can protect against cardiovascular read more

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018 presents FAO’s official world fishery and aquaculture statistics. Global fish production* peaked at about 171 million tonnes in 2016, with aquaculture representing 47 percent of the total and 53 percent, if non-food uses (including read more

Genetically-engineered-salmon farm awaits eggs

Fresh water is circulating through 68,684-gallon indoor tanks. Containment barriers are in place to prevent an escape. Facilitiy manager Pablo Bernal and other veteran Chilean fish farmers are on the job. Birds and dragonflies swoop and dart above wastewater treatment read more

AquaBounty expansion

Construction at GM salmon facility in Rollo Bay proceeding as planned The summer of 2017 was a hot one in PEI, not only weather-wise but also opinion-wise, when it came to the provincial government’s approval for AquaBounty Technologies’ expansion of read more