backResearcher Profile

Vernon A. Pepper

Job Title: Head, Aquaculture Research Section, Pelagics, Shellfish, Salmonids and Marine Mammals Divison, Science Branch
Employer: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Place of Birth: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
High School attended: Central Collegiate, Regina
Further Education: University of Saskatchewan (B.Sc. - 1971), Memorial University of Newfoundland (M.Sc. - 1974).
Geographic focus of research: Newfoundland

Brief synopsis of current research:
Finfish aquaculture, primarily salmonids: - Broodstock - Aquaculture/environment interactions

Mailing address:
Department of Fisheries & Oceans P.O. Box 5667 St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada A1C 5X1



Recent Publications:

Dempson, J.B., V.A. Pepper, G. Furey, M. Bloom, T. Nicholls, and G. Hoskins. 1999. Evaluation of an alternative strategy to enhance salmon populations: Cage rearing wild smolts from Conne River, Newfoundland. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 56: 422-432.

Pepper, V.A. and L.W. Crim. 1996. Chapter 4. Broodstock management. In: W. Pennell and B.A. Barton [eds.]. Principles of Salmonid Aquaculture. pp 231 - 290. Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science, Volume 29. Elsevier. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 1039p.

Tlusty, M. F., V. A. Pepper and M. R. Anderson. 1999. Environmental monitoring of finfish aquaculture sites in Bay d’Espoir Newfoundland during the winter of 1997. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. No. 2273. vi + 32p.

Tlusty, M.F., V. A. Pepper and M. R. Anderson. In press. The enigma of Bay d’Espoir - Reconciling water quality and benthic impacts of aquaculture in an estuarine fjord. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. (proceedings of ICES Symposium on Mariculture Impacts of Aquaculture).

Tlusty, M.F., V.A. Pepper, and M. R. Anderson. In press. Assimilative capacities in a frontier region -the Newfoundland Salmonid Experience. World Aquaculture Society.

While oil was major concern of the 20th century, integrity and sustainablilty of aquatic ecosystems will be a concern of the 21st century. This presents a signigicant challenge to Science and Technology and will require skill sets unavailable to previous generations.