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An examination of factors influencing the growth rate of cultured juvenile copper rockfish (Sebastes caurinus)



The overall objective of this research project is to provide information on the biology of cultured copper rockfish that can be readily transferred to industry wanting to develop a new species for aquaculture in B.C. This goal will be achieved by identifying in a controlled and scientific manner, the impact of selected factors (temperature, size and sex) on the growth performance of cultured copper rockfish. In addition to gaining an understanding of these factors, information on health and welfare parameters on this new species will be provided to assist in the development of health management plans to facilitate in the regulation of this new aquaculture industry.

Program Name

Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (ACRDP)


2008 - 2009


Pacific: Vancouver Island West Coast

Principal Investigator(s)

Steve MacDonald

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