Further to member requests for research into issues causing seasonal oyster mortality, the BCSGA and the Hakai Institute would like to join forces. We need your input and support.
The BCSGA is hosting an information session on December 6, 2016 at 2 PM to introduce a potential project that will enable us to monitor ocean conditions in Baynes Sound. The data, which will be streamed live to the internet, has many potential uses.
- Influence management decisions on the farm
- Provide a better understanding of changing environmental conditions that may impact mortality
- Lay a foundation for research; e.g., pathogens.
We invite you to attend the session and learn from Wiley and Alex about the proposed project and how it impacts you.
Purpose: Provide information about the proposed project, solicit questions and determine the level of interest members have in the research project.
Date & Time: December 6, 2016 at 1:30 PM (NOTE: Start time has been updated to 1:30 PM.)
Location: Vancouver Island Visitor Centre, 3607 Small Rd, Courtenay, BC
Please respond via email or phone if you’d like to attend. We’d love to have you there!
Data collection around changing environmental conditions has been sparse. The Burk-o-lator will monitor temperature, salinity, dispersed oxygen and CO2 levels in the waters of Baynes Sound. This continuous data will be available – in real time – online to help farmers make sound management decisions and will be combined with discrete data gathered by volunteers to compile reports on environmental stressors. There is the potential to partner with Hakai, VIU and others to use the data to help understand and address issues/environmental stressors that impact farming results in Baynes Sound.
Please contact the BCSGA office to let us know you plan to attend.