- Agriculture and primary food production
- Animal production and breeding
- Environmental engineering
- Molecular genetics
- Oceans, seas and estuaries
- Other studies in natural sciences and engineering
- Animal biology
Recent Research Projects
2019/20 • $25,000
Ahous Business Corporation (ABC) was incorporated by the Ahousaht First Nation to drive economicdevelopment that is socially and culturally appropriate. ABC has a keen interest in sustainable aquaculture andwould like to develop a new economically and environmentally beneficial kelp aquaculture...
Understanding host-pathogen interactions between Atlantic salmon and saprolegnia parasitica in order to develop new approaches for disease management
2014/15-2017/18 • $366,000
Growth in global fish production is due almost entirely to the increase in fin fish production by aquaculture, representing more than 41% (63.6 million tonnes) of total fish production for human consumption in 2011 (FAO, 2012). The largest cause of economic losses in aquaculture is from fish...
Characterizing the modification of the gut microbiome of farmed salmon as a function of feeding regimes designed to reduce summer gut syndrome in British Columbia salmon farms
2017/18 • $25,000
The health of farmed fish in each growing season depends on a suite of factors including local environmentalconditions, many of which are correlated with water temperature and quality. Water temperature has a stronginfluence on other important conditions such as dissolved oxygen, phytoplankton...
2012/13-2016/17 • $999,325
Resource-based industries such as forestry and fishing that were historically key economic drivers in coastal communities have in recent years seen considerable contraction and consequent job loss. As a result, the development of new industries in affected regions has become paramount. Key among...
2016/17 • $25,000
Early maturation of salmon, called "grilsing" is a significant problem for the industry as it reduces the eating quality of the fish. Salmon breeding programs are designed to reduce early maturation at the same time as decreasing days to market and increasing survivability to market weight. In...
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