Archive Projects

2013 Campbell River Oceans Day - June 7, 2013


Canadian Aquaculture R&D Review

- Projects as featured in the biannual


  • Health of juvenile salmon during early seawater residency and migration past salmon farms
  • Development and assessment of a sea lice removal system for farmed salmon
  • Identification and quantification of Kudoa thyrsites-specific DNA in seawater
  • Implementation of real time PCR for fish pathogen screening at the BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences
  • Genomic characterization of jaundice-associated mortality events in cultured Chinook Salmon
  • Early detection of “Soft flesh” in Atlantic Salmon



  • Control of post-harvest myoliquefaction in farmed Atlantic Salmon
  • Discovery Passage plankton monitoring and juvenile salmon assessment
  • Stress resistance selection and better growth in Atlantic Cod
  • Bioassay protocol development to determine susceptibility of sea lice from BC salmon farms to therapeutants
  • Kudoa thyrsites – increasing our knowledge



  • Efficacy of the APEX vaccine in Atlantic salmon subjected to an IHNV exposure simulating natural and/or elevated field challenges
  • Rapid IHN detection technique piloted in BC project
  • New rapid detection technique offers new tools to manage IHNV
  • BC project implements new cryopreservation technology for aquaculture
  • Juvenile coho monitoring project
  • Measuring the overall health of out-migrating juvenile pink salmon
  • Will Scottish sentinel cage technology work in the Broughton Archipelago?
  • Project investigates sources of impacts to clam gardens in the Broughton Archipelago
  • BC project builds aquatic science capacity in aboriginal communities
  • BC aquaculture and environment capacity-building initiative continues growth



  • Can new vaccines reduce KUDOA infection in Atlantic salmon?
  • Developing a vaccine against microsporidial gill disease in salmon
  • BC researchers test efficacy of IHN vaccine in Atlantic salmon
  • Incorporating natural cycles of sea lice production into management for sustainable aquaculture