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The Deep Bay Marine Field Station is a key part of VIU's Centre for Shellfish Research. The station conducts applied research for the shellfish aquaculture industry and provides education for the public on this important part of British Columbia's economy. Please browse through the pages in this section for details of our current research projects.

The Field Station has:

  • Flexible wet and dry lab spaces with access to standard analytical systems and equipment.
  • Flow though salt water direct from Baynes Sound collected from either 40 or 80 feet deep at slack tide.
  • An 11 ha. marine research shellfish farm incorporating both intertidal and deep water leases.
  • Two research marine vessels and equipment.