AVC faculty member receives Aquaculture Association of Canada Research Award of Excellence

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Dr. Mark Fast with a salmon
Dr. Mark Fast

Dr. Mark Fast, professor of fish health and immunology at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, is the recipient of the Aquaculture Association of Canada Research Award of Excellence.

Dr. Fast was presented with the award on June 18 at the Dr. Joe Brown Social during the Aquaculture Association of Canada’s 2024 conference and tradeshow, which is being held in Charlottetown from June 16 to 19. The Research Award of Excellence recognizes high quality, innovative, and current research that has had a significant impact on the aquaculture industry in Canada and recognizes Dr. Fast’s contributions to academic and industry aquaculture research both within Canada and internationally. 

Dr. Fast is a world-leading researcher in aquatic animal health who has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, contributed to several book chapters and sections, and is regularly invited to speak at local and international conferences. His work includes developing immunizations for salmon, and research in the field of genomic approaches for sea lice and disease issues of wild and farmed salmonids.

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