From Novia Scotia to Glacial Creek for the summer

September 25, 2017 - Powell River, B.C.

By Jade Rioux

My name is Jade and I am 19 years old. I am completing a Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. I am not a fish eater myself, however, I am a lover of the ocean and admire all species inhabiting it. When I began my studies in aquaculture, I quickly realized it was the career path for me. I aspire to take the pressure off the wild fish stocks and to help in the conservation of our oceans.

Working at the Glacial Creek brood stock site has been an experience I will forever be grateful for. During my four months with Marine Harvest, I have gained a clearer understanding of numerous aspects of brood stock aquaculture and I was able to put my university knowledge to employment, meanwhile observing incredible wildlife every day.

I had a fantastic summer and I strongly encourage other students to come out and experience aquaculture in British Columbia for themselves.

Photo by Duane Morgan

Jade Rioux