West Vancouver Laboratory

West Vancouver Laboratory

Built in the early 1970s as the Pacific Environment Institute, the West Vancouver Laboratory was completed in 1987 with the building of a main lab and warehouse. An aquarium is also located on the premises. Run by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), research in aquaculture and marine environment and habitat science are the primary areas of focus. Aquaculture research carried out includes studies on reproductive biology, fish nutrition, genetics, and biotechnology. The availability of freshwater and seawater able to support all life stages of Pacific salmon makes the facility particularly useful to studies on these species, as well as other experimental fish rearing. There are plans to make the West Vancouver Laboratory a centre of innovation with ties to government, industry, and academia.

For more information, visit http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sci/pages/westvan_.htm

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