St. Andrews Biological Station

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, St. Andrews, New Brunswick
What the facility does

Research related to aquaculture, biodiversity, climate change, coastal oceanography, fisheries, species at risk, and research in support of management and regulation

Area(s) of Expertise

The Saint Andrews Biological Station is Atlantic Canada’s oldest permanent marine research facility. Station scientists conduct ecosystem science in support of the Fisheries and Oceans Canada departmental mandate to manage, regulate and support human activities in Canadian waters. Located on the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, scientific study is focused on the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine as well as the coastal ecosystems and traditional fisheries of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Scientific research is conducted on a number of themes including: Aquaculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Coastal Oceanography, Fisheries, and Species at Risk.

Research Services
  • Habitat, ecosystem and population assessment and monitoring
  • Population and oceanographic modelling
  • Fish health studies
  • Fisheries acoustics
Sectors of Application
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Ocean industries

Equipment

Function

Simrad EK60

 

4 available transducers (38 kHz, 70 kHz, 120 kHz, 200 kHz). Typical applications include ocean observations, fish stock assessment, monitoring fish movements and behaviours.

Simrad EK80

 

4 available transducers (38 kHz, 70 kHz, 120 kHz, 200 kHz). Typical applications include ocean observations, fish stock assessment, monitoring fish movements and behaviours.

Simrad Wide Band Autonomous Transceiver (WBAT)

 

4 available transducers (38 kHz, 70 kHz, 120 kHz, 200 kHz). Autonomous Scientific Echo sounder system that allows continuous long term, in-depth ecosystem monitoring.

 

Kongsberg M3 Multibeam Sonar

Multibeam sonar that can be used for fish monitoring and underwater search and recovery

YSI i3XO EcoMapper AUV

Generates high-resolution maps of water quality, water currents, bathymetry, and sonar imagery

Rosborough vessel, Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB)

D-Collar 7.8-m survey boat

Specimen tanks (~400)

Housed within 44 wet labs, the specimen tanks are used to conduct a myriad of experiments including climate change effects; growth and behavior trials, disease testing in fresh or salt water for a range of aquatic species.

Aquatic containment zone featuring 4 zones of containment

Wet and dry labs for aquatic disease research

Title

URL

Lobster And Aquaculture: Studying interactions on Canada’s East Coast

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/videos/lobster-aquaculture-homard-eng.html

Innovative Aquaculture Tools

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/videos/innovative-tools-aquaculture-nouveaux-outils-eng.html

Aquaculture research: Alternative control methods for managing sea lice

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/videos/managing-sea-lice-controle-gerer-poisson-eng.html