VIU Scholarship, Research, and Creative Activity

Centre for Shellfish Research

Based in Nanaimo, the CSR serves the entire BC 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 BC’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