— January 16, 2023 —

ACFFA Pays Tribute to Betty House

On behalf of our Board of Directors and everyone at the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association, I extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Betty House, our long-time Science and Technology Coordinator who passed away January 13, 2023 after a lengthy illness.

Betty’s career in aquaculture spanned three decades, including the last 12 years coordinating science, research, and innovation activities for Atlantic Canada’s salmon farming sector. She was a passionate champion of aquaculture and of the science-based research behind it. Her work with ACFFA has been crucial to the evolution and continued sustainable growth of Atlantic Canada’s salmon farming sector.

In 2021, House earned the Atlantic Canada Aquaculture Award for her contributions to the region’s salmon farming sector.

Betty especially loved her work with the Fundy Salmon Recovery project, an innovative partnership that is revolutionizing wild salmon restoration. She has often been called ‘the glue’ who brings people together on projects, and she certainly did that with Fundy Salmon Recovery. Her leadership as well as her technical and organizational excellence was crucial to the success of this partnership. Just days before her death, she organized one last call with her Fundy Salmon Recovery partners to say farewell to her colleagues and to be sure she had done everything she could to take care of those wild salmon that will be released back to the rivers later this year.

We will miss Betty so much as a colleague and as a dear friend.

Details about Betty House’s funeral can be found here.

Susan Farquharson
Executive Director
Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association

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