VIU launches aquaculture program

March 26, 2021
Vancouver Island University has launched a new aquaculture minor program that will prepare students for a career in the growing field of aquaculture. Students in both VIU’s Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree programs will be able to learn more about creating food security solutions and advancing knowledge for sustainable food production. “Students will learn about the life history, rearing and spawning of a wide variety of organisms – fish and a number of invertebrates – and the reason we use these protocols,” explained VIU FIsheries and Aquaculture Professor Dan Baker. “Many courses have a lab component to allow students to get hands-on learning experiences and take advantage of our professor-in-the-lab model of teaching, which is unique to Vancouver Island University.” VIU states that it is the only postsecondary institution in the province to offer aquaculture as a minor. VIU (BC)