Pacific Biological Station (PBS)

The Pacific Biological Station from the air

Established in 1908 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, the PBS is the primary facility for the Science Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in the Pacific Region. It contains a wet lab, hazardous chemical storage structures, salt-water pumping facilities, library, meeting facilities, and a wharf for research vessels. The research priority at the PBS is fish stock assessment, but it is also involved in aquaculture, fish disease and diagnostic work, fish nutrition and health, biotechnology and genetics, fisheries management, marine environment and habitat science, and ocean science and productivity.

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