Fisheries and Aquaculture

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VIU students examine a scallop held by Provan Crump, from Coastal Shellfish Ltd.

VIU Program Focuses on the Future of Food Security Through Aquaculture

March 24, 2021

VIU’s new, unique aquaculture minor program allows students to combine it with either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree and prepares them for careers in the growing field of aquaculture.People with a passion for creating food security solutions and advancing knowledge for sustainable and earth-friendly food production can now enroll in Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) new... Read more


Dr. Spencer Russell works in the Centre for Innovation in Fish Health.

VIU Researchers Investigating Effects of Heat Waves on Marine Animals

December 8, 2020

Three VIU Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture researchers are leading an investigation on the effects of heat waves, due to climate change, on marine animals.Climate change is causing more extreme temperature events, such as heat waves, in marine environments. Researchers at Vancouver Island University (VIU) are studying how these changes are affecting the health of fish and shellfish thanks... Read more