Pacific Biological Station
The Pacific Biological Station (acronym: PBS) is located on Hammond Bay Road in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Established in 1908, with the Rev. George William Taylor as its first director and sole employee, it is the oldest fisheries research center on the Pacific coast. Operated by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the station forms a network with eight other scientific facilities.
Its research facilities include the research vessel CCGS W.E. Ricker and an experimental fish farm. Key research areas are stock assessment, aquaculture, marine environment, habitat science, ocean science, and productivity. Ongoing elasmobranch research at the PBS includes basking sharks, skate tagging, Pacific Spiny Dogfish, Blue Shark tagging, and development of aging methods.
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