Program Information

School: Vancouver Island University
Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Aquaculture
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Description: Fisheries and Aquaculture has long been an area of specialization at Vancouver Island University. VIU has an international reputation in fisheries and aquaculture applied research, technology transfer, training, and education. VIU boasts an extensive array of facilities and equipment: three cool-water hatchery complexes; a warm-water hatchery; salt-water system; fish disease laboratory; lake study field station; oyster farm; sturgeon, trout, and wild and cultured salmon research programs. The proximity of VIU to fresh-water lakes and streams, as well as to the ocean and estuaries, allows fieldwork in these habitats to be a central part of students’ education.

The new Centre for Shellfish Research (CSR), located beside the Department of Fisheries & Aquaculture, was created to facilitate the emergence of the B.C. shellfish aquaculture industry as a sustainable economic engine for healthy, vibrant coastal communities. CSR faculty teach upper-level courses in fisheries and aquaculture, and there are many opportunities for students to participate in CSR research projects.

URL: Fisheries and Aquaculture at Vancouver Island University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $18,419

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade11 Physics 

Biology 12 and Physics 12 are recommended but not required.