NIC and BC Salmon Farmers Association conduct historic kelp study
North Island College (NIC) and the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) are installing kelp lines at more than 30 different farm sites off Vancouver Island this week, as part of the single largest study ever to explore BC’s kelp growing potential. NIC’s internationally acclaimed researcher and Industrial Research Chair for Sustainable Aquaculture, Dr. Stephen Cross, recently featured in the Maclean’s Magazine 2016 Colleges Guide, will conduct the study. It is funded by a five-year, $1 million Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada grant and operated in partnership with BC Salmon Farmers Association members Cermaq Canada, Grieg Seafood and Creative Salmon.
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