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William Pennell

Job Title: Instructor and Faculty Advisor, Fisheries and Aquaculture Dept.
Employer: Malaspina University-College
Place of Birth: Portland, Maine, USA
Further Education: Bowdoin College (B.Sc.), McGill University (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: West Coast, Fresh water and Marine environments of BC, Thailand, Brazil

Brief synopsis of current research:
Zooplankton (copepods) (recent), Invertebrate aquaculture, Aspects of salmonid culture and life history. (Phasing out)

Phone: (250)753-3245 loc 2287

Recent Publications:

Volume (Elsevier) on salmonid culture, chapter on salmonid hatcheries and fish. Management in press (AFS), Review of copepods in St Georgia in Progress.

I am interested in the process of aquaculture and its interrelationships with the management of wild fisheries. Special interests in mollusc farming, larval rearing, marine fish culture. Also plankton biology and ecology. These areas are not as separated as they may appear. There are very good career opportunities in these areas, especially in fisheries and aquaculture development. Our graduates are developing diverse and satisfying careers in these fields.

Another area of interest is the development of a catalogue of educational opportunities for students in both fisheries and aquaculture. It would be an excellent idea to create an articulation and equivalency of courses across Canada so that students could move from one institution to another with minimal credit loss. My department is beginning this work with several other institutions, but it is a very large project and will take time.