Dr Jay Parsons is currently the acting Director General of the Science Strategies and
Integration Directorate for the Canadian federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans. He
is also the Director of the Aquaculture Science Branch for Fisheries and Oceans Canada,
where he is responsible for the leadership and coordination of Fisheries and Oceans
Canada’s aquaculture research programmes, including national and international research
collaborations. Dr Parsons is the current President of the World Aquaculture Society.