Huntsman Marine Science Centre (HMSC)

Hunstman Marine Centre

The HMSC is a not-for-profit research and education centre established in 1969 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. It was begun by a consortium of 20 eastern Canadian universities, with support from the National Research Council of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the New Brunswick Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture. HMSC's education branch is involved in academic and public education programs, which include courses for schoolchildren, as well as summer courses for undergraduate students and school teachers. The aquarium / museum provides the public with an opportunity to explore Canada's Atlantic marine life. The research branch carries out work with both governmental agencies and private industry with an emphasis on aquaculture programs and the Atlantic Salmon Broodstock Development Program. Its biodiversity unit, the Atlantic Reference Centre, has the largest collections of Atlantic organisms in Canada. The involvement of government, industry, and the public has made the HMSC a leader in marine scientific research, information and technology transfer, and education and training.

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