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Development of Cost Effective Technology for Culturing Juvenile Yelloweye and/or Copper Rockfish



The overall goal of this new project is to develop the necessary technology to cost effectively culture yelloweye (Sebastes ruberrimus) and/or copper (Sebastes caurinus) rockfish throughout their juvenile life history. Upon successful completion of the experimental work over the next 2 years, considering both biological and economical perspectives, it is planned to locate the rockfish and to apply the acquired information at Ko-Un Fish Company Ltd., Browns Bay, Vancouver Island, BC. Here, juvenile yelloweye and/or copper rockfish will be grown in a land-based facility. The overall scope of this project necessitates a multidisciplinary approach and experts in the aquatic biosciences within the private and public sectors (government and university).

In this study, we plan specifically to:

  • develop cost effective formulated diets of optimal buoyancy for culturing juvenile yelloweye and/or copper rockfish.
  • establish baseline health criteria for juvenile yelloweye and/or copper rockfish and then assess the health of these species during culture.

Program Name

Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP)


2005 - 2007


Pacific: Vancouver Island West Coast

Principal Investigator(s)

Dave Higgs

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