BC Government Announces Support for Development of a Food Hub at VIU's Deep Bay Marine Field Station

Deep Bay

March 2, 2021 - 4:30pm

The BC government has announced support for the development of new food hubs to strengthen food security on the island, including a new Seafood Innovation Centre at VIU’s Deep Bay Marine Field Station.

“We are thrilled to harness the potential of Deep Bay’s world-class research labs and state-of-the-art experimental commercial kitchen facilities to link together the culinary, business, distribution and research expertise needed to put new ideas into action in the regional seafood industry,” says Carl Butterworth, Manager of the Deep Bay Marine Field Station. “We hope that the lasting benefit of the centre will be a track record of continuous innovation, technological and process development, answered research questions and a greatly expanded seafood sector that contributes to the food security of British Columbians and the general economy in BC. Thank you to the provincial government for helping to make this centre a reality.”

For more information, please see the BC Government news release. Also check out this video tour of the space: 


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