Salmon Coast Field Station produces world-class conservation research that informs management, policy, and community development.

As part of local and academic communities, we understand the importance of local and interdisciplinary knowledge, and communication as essential to creating innovative research. As Salmon Coast scholars develop their own projects, we connect researchers with local knowledge holders and resources. Although sea lice and wild salmon remain our focus, we increasingly support a broad range of topics including salmon and salmon-virus genetics, marine mammal identification and monitoring, oceanographic monitoring, boat-noise effects on fish, and ecological modelling.

Salmon Coast helps gather essential scientific building blocks to inform management of coastal ecosystems. Researchers are encouraged to bring relevant results to the attention of policy-makers and to make research publicly available. Since the station’s inception, over fifty papers have been published in prestigious scientific journals.

While remaining an independent research facility, we have developed many partnerships which allows us to host researchers from all over the world. Our work would not be possible without their support. Click here to view a list of our many partners and friends.