VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Centre for Shellfish Research

Based in Nanaimo, the CSR serves the entire B.C. coast to support and respond to the research needs of a growing and diversifying shellfish aquaculture industry. The Centre undertakes technical and scientific research on topics including: enhancing industry competitiveness by contributing to improved production, new species and technologies, new products and realization of new opportunities; investigating environmental interactions, oceanography and knowledge necessary for environmental stewardship and sustainability; multidisciplinary studies needed to solve other problems faced by the industry and by coastal communities such as governance, economic benefit, political structures, social values and others; and contributes to the economic diversification of B.C.’s (coastal) communities by supporting the transfer of knowledge and development of the skilled workforce required.

The Research Facility includes:

  • Wet Laboratories
  • Larval Laboratory
  • Algal Culture Facility