Thursday, February 12, 2009

Shellfish Aquaculture and VIU

Pacific Oysters (David Monniaux, mod. by Peter Gugerell)
Way to go, VIU! Vancouver Island University has plans to improve its Centre for Shellfish Research facilities with the Deep Bay Field Station. Shellfish aquaculture in British Columbia is just one example of how industry and economy do not have to come at the expense of a healthy ocean. BC farmed oysters, mussels, and clams are environmentally friendly and are ranked as sustainable "Best Choices" by SeaChoice. The Vancouver Island University's Deep Bay Field Station will be equipped with LEED-certified green buildings, and it will be an important addition to a program that is already working to ensure "that environmental protection and a vibrant economy go hand-in-hand." Money well spent, if you ask me.

Click here to read from the Comox Vally Echo about the planned expansion to VIU's research facilities.

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