Researcher Profile

Gordon Edmondson

Job Title: Faculty/Technician
Employer: Malaspina University College, Fisheries and Aquaculture Dept.
Place of Birth: Trail, BC, Canada
High School attended: J.L. Crowe Ser. Secondary
Further Education: Selkirk College (Dip. Tech.), Malaspina University College (Dip. Tech.)
Geographic focus of research: British Columbia

Brief synopsis of current research:
Primarily the culture of Fraser River stock white sturgeon. We were the first in Canada to spawn the white sturgeon. We have tagged many juvenile sturgeon in the lower Fraser River during a research project in 1992-1993, funded by the provincial Habitat Conservation Fund. Other areas of research being conducted here involve various species of invertebrates and fish species, as well as stock assessment and enhancement in the wild.

Mailing address:
Malaspina University College, 900 Fifth St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9L 5S5
Phone: (250)753-3245 Local 2613

The area of fisheries and aquaculture work and research is very exciting and there are many jobs in these fields. Our institution offers a two year diploma as well as a four year B.Sc. in Fisheries and Aquaculture. Because of the varied training offered, many of our grads work in other countries and we attract students from all over the world. Since we have on campus hatcheries as well as many field sites, the hands-on experience attained while students are here is invaluable.