Congratulations on the opening of new VIU International Centre for Sturgeon Studies!

Congratulations to our sister research facility the International Centre for Sturgeon Studies on its Grand Opening this week. As Dr. Nilson put it one more piece in VIU becoming the “Seafood University”.

Sturgeon species represent a high commercial value per fish, and have an estimated worldwide trade of more than $500 million. VIU has been a leader in the sturgeon field, and has a collection of white sturgeon broodstock that is unique among public institutions in Canada. As a knowledge and innovation hub, ICSS will support the further development of sturgeon aquaculture as well as sturgeon conservation and restoration efforts ongoing in BC.

We gratefully acknowledge funding from the following:

  • Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • BC Knowledge Development Fund
  • Island Coastal Economic Trust
  • Western Diversification
  • Community Futures WestCCAP
  • Vancouver Island University

Some links of interest:

http://urbandiner.ca/2011/10/04/is-the-world-ready-for-white-sturgeon-caviar-from-the-fraser-river/

http://vancouver.openfile.ca/blog/curator-blog/curated-news/2011/farming-sturgeon-caviar-bc

http://www.canada.com/Multimillion+dollar+centre+sturgeon+study+opens/5498500/story.html

http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/story.html?id=20da6c03-cf0b-40df-a6ef-d9e85184e00f

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