Salmon Coast has a growing number of in-house research projects. We also serve as a base for visiting research and projects from several universities. As Salmon Coast alumni often stay involved long-term, our projects are able to evolve and expand over time.

Salmon Coast pursues in-house research and environmental monitoring that contributes to local conservation and restoration efforts. Salmon Coast initiates these activities based on community interest, knowledge gaps, and available resources.

Our focus is to study and monitor issues that are important to local conservation and community development priorities, which are not being pursued by other research and monitoring bodies. It is here where the small scale of our initiatives can create long-term impacts. The research conducted here is world-class, which is amazing given the modesty of our facilities. Work here has been featured in over 100 scientific publications.

Sea lice monitoring remains our primary monitoring program, and our entire sea lice monitoring data-set has been made publicly available. Salmon Coast’s commitment to open data is greatly beneficial for researchers in other parts of the world affected by salmon farms.

Salmon Coast increasingly supports a variety of other projects, from kelp monitoring to mathematical models.

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