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Fish Research

Since 1956, our researchers have been conducting studies of habitats and animals in the wild and on site.

Our research includes annually organizing and managing surveys to determine which threatened fish species are beginning to repopulate and which are having difficulty recovering in the wild.

Our research teams work with many different educational and scientific authorities to conduct meaningful and impactful research that will help benefit our oceans in the years to come.

Diver conducting survey Photo: Donna Gibbs

Specific Research Projects

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Lingcod Egg Mass Survey

The annual lingcod dive gathers information about a species currently at 3-5 percent of its population from a century ago.

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Rockfish Abundance Survey

Divers gather crucial information such as size, age and species to determine rockfish abundance around the coast of British Columbia.

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Fish Research Propagation Project

Over the past third of a century our researchers have earned accolades from the zoological and research communities for our first-time rearing of cold water marine species such as wolf-eels, pandalid shrimp and sculpins. 

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Black Rockfish Recovery in West Vancouver

Our team has been attempting to establish black rockfish where they were once abundant along the shoreline of West Vancouver.  Black rockfish are still abundant on the outer coast, but they were fished out around Vancouver after the advent of sport downrigger gear in the 1960s.


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