Drs. Craig Purchase (biology) and Ian Fleming (ocean sciences), along with post-doctoral fellow José Santos and graduate students Brendan Wringe and Emily Zimmermann travelled to Prague, Czech Republic, recently. Drs. Purchase and Fleming co-chaired a symposium on Aquaculture Escapees: Causes, Consequences and Prevention at the World Aquaculture Meeting, held Sept. 1-5 with more than 1,200 speakers. The Memorial-led initiative stems from a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Strategic Grant to Drs. Fleming and Purchase and adjunct faculty Edward Trippel and John Brattey titled Assessing and Mitigating Risk from a Diversifying Aquaculture Industry: The Potential for Interaction Between Escapee and Wild Atlantic Cod.