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 or phone 1+ 613 294 3078.  Follow us on Twitter @AquaBountyTech.

In the Media

AquaBounty unveils 50,000 tonne target

AquaBounty has announced plans to produce 50,000 tonnes of transgenic salmon annually by 2027 as it bids to raise $9.2 million from investors. Outlining the company’s goals in a bid to attract investment the company revealed a “near-term business plan… read more

AquaBounty paints bright future as it seeks more cash

Transgenic-salmon grower AquaBounty has outlined ambitious expansion plans as it seeks to raise a further $9.2 million from investors. These include construction of four to five new farms in North America, each costing between $75m to $100m, at sites close read more

AquaBounty criticizes Murkowski GE salmon rider

Genetically modified salmon supplier AquaBounty is criticizing “vague” new requirements for GM-salmon labeling that were included in the Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations bill, which is expected to pass in the U.S. Senate this week. The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, which read more

RAS believers making an early stand on American soil

Domestically produced, fresh Atlantic salmon is hitting the U.S. marketplace. That’s nothing new. What is new is that these fish aren’t from traditional ocean-based farms. They’re from land-based aquaculture facilities in places most people wouldn’t expect. For industry insiders, the read more

Opinion: Murkowski is stifling innovation

Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s recent column in these pages touted her many efforts to support Alaskan fisheries and fishermen. I couldn’t agree more with her goals and support the solutions she puts forward that will enhance the livelihood of this great read more

Warming up to climate change

The inconvenient truth about climate change is that not only are temperature changes affecting our natural ecosystems, it’s also causing us to rethink the way we do things, both as consumers and as an industry. Whether it’s in our personal read more

UF Announces Future of Food Forum

A Future of Food Forum will be held on the University of Florida (UF) campus, Gainesville Florida, on January 15, 2020. The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems within the UF Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences is hosting this Forum to bring read more

Genetically modified salmon to be sold in the U.S.

On the outskirts of Albany, a town in the U.S. state of Indiana, a pair of nondescript, factory-sized white buildings are located. It is here that biotechnology firm AquaBounty Technologies is producing genetically modified (GM) salmon, scheduled to hit the read more

Genetically modified salmon to hit US markets

Genetically modified food is a hot topic. Already, the majority of corn and soy grown in the U.S. has been genetically modified. But the science has also reached a range of other consumer products, and that includes salmon, which is read more

Gone global?

The assault on genetically modified salmon coming from Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and others appear to be making life difficult for the company trying to bring the fast-growing fish to market. Whether that is a good thing or a bad read more

AquaBounty aiming to build new RAS sites overseas

For more than two decades, AquaBounty has been developing its genetically modified AquAdvantage salmon, which the company plans to grow in land-based recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS). Since the company gained regulatory approval, and finally had an import alert lifted by the U.S. read more

GM salmon set for Q4 2020 harvest

AquaBounty has announced that it expects to harvest the first of its genetically modified AquAdvantage salmon from its farm in Indiana by the end of 2020. Its Q3 report, published this week, reports that the firm currently has 77 tonnes read more

AquaBounty planning to label GM salmon in the US

AquaBounty is planning to preemptively label its genetically modified salmon in the United States in 2020, a company spokesperson told SeafoodSource soon after Canadian seafood industry executives and NGOs spoke out against the fish. At the Canadian Seafood Show in read more

Eastern Indiana Works! – AquaBounty

On this episode of Eastern Indiana Works! we discover a very interesting company in the Delaware County, Aqua Bounty Technologies, and discuss how Eastern Indiana Works helped find employees.  Watch the video. Includes interviews with: Jay Julian, Chief Economic Development read more

The first GMO salmon is coming to a store near you

The ability to manipulate genes once seemed like something out of science fiction. But now the first genetically modified animal is headed to U.S. supermarkets. The development of this new GMO salmon began in 1989 when Atlantic salmon eggs were read more

Q&A: Sylvia Wulf, CEO, AquaBounty

With extensive experience in the consumer-packaged goods industry, Sylvia Wulf knows a thing or two about understanding and responding to the needs of consumers. Now at the helm of a company that is redefining sustainable food production through biotechnology, Wulf read more

AquaBounty Q2 net-loss widens as activity ramps up

US genetically engineered salmon pioneer AquaBounty Technologies saw a growing net-loss during the second quarter of 2019 but has a good reason for it: after years of delay, having US approvals in hand has allowed the company to quickly ramp read more

Three foods I wish I could buy at Costco

I enjoy shopping at Costco. I’ve been a member since the days when it was called Price Club. I like the diverse and yet selective range of products they offer and of course their reasonable prices. I find the staff friendly and helpful and read more

Would you eat genetically modified salmon?

The FDA has approved an Indiana company’s genetically altered salmon. It may be available at restaurants next year, but you may be unaware it’s being served. Share on PinterestAquaAdvantage Salmon is the first genetically modified animal approved for human consumption read more

Genetically engineered fish hatched in Albany

AquaBounty Technologies proudly displayed thousands of recently hatched, genetically engineered salmon eggs to journalists from WLS-TV, Chicago, IndyStar and other media outlets this past week. Previously, the company showed the eggs to Indiana Public Radio, the Associated Press and other read more

FAIRR report IDs 10 biggest threats to aquaculture sector

A new report from FAIRR, an investor network focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues in protein supply chains and the global food system, cautions investors to be wary of fed aquaculture, but recommends greater investment in shellfish farming. read more

AquaBounty begins production at Albany facility

After two years of planning and waiting on regulatory approvals, Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AQB) has begun commercial production of its AquAdvantage Salmon at its Albany facility. The announcement comes three months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration read more

It’s time to be honest about seafood

If we want to eat sustainably, aquaculture has to be part of the conversation Demand for seafood is increasing across the globe, and the United States is no exception. Aquaculture, or aquatic farming, is increasingly meeting this demand and now read more