BC CAHS Mission:  Improve the health of aquatic animals and ecosystems through applied scientific knowledge. 

BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences

Research and Services that Support Healthy Aquatic Ecosystems

The BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences (BC CAHS) is a not-for-profit society located in Campbell River and is the only aquatic research facility of its kind in the province

In addition to being recognized as a major salmon sport fishing region in BC, Campbell River is central to major marine finfish and shellfish aquaculture industries.  This strategic location gives BC CAHS the opportunity to provide services and research in health issues affecting both wild and cultured marine species.  BC CAHS continues to build upon its reputation as an approachable facility where expertise and interest are available to find solutions to issues important to the marine environment - through applied science, collaborations and without bias.

Our research scientists and technical staff have extensive experience in field and laboratory-based research covering a wide variety of interests:

Fish Health & Welfare
Wild/Farmed Animal Interactions
Stress Physiology
Environmental Monitoring


BC CAHS works with organizations and communities, providing science applications, training, laboratory services, and project management.