Dr. Thierry Chopin, scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network, based at UNB Saint John, was an invited panelist at the 7th Monaco Blue Initiative (MBI) held in São Paulo, Brazil, April 3-4. MBI was launched in 2010 at the initiative of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and is co-organized… Read More »

Dr. Thierry Chopin, scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network and member of UNB Saint John’s Biological Sciences Department, recently travelled to Brest, France, to promote the unique relationship between marine biology, aquaculture and the culinary arts. The inaugural event was held at the impressive Oceanopolis Aquarium and Discovery Park, November 21-22, and… Read More »

UNB Saint John Professor Thierry Chopin’s work to develop more effective aquaculture practices was recently featured in various media outlets in the United States. Using the entire ecosystem of a fish farm – including the waste generated by salmon and used by seaweeds and invertebrates – is known as an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) approach.… Read More »

Algae have been the buzzword of the last few days after the announcement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault that the National Research Council of Canada and the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives of France will collaborate on a project using algae to reduce greenhouse gas emissions… Read More »

Thierry Chopin, marine biology professor at UNB Saint John and scientific director of the Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network (CIMTAN), was the October 2012 invited speaker of the Bacon and Eggheads Breakfast series in Ottawa. Bacon and Eggheads is a flagship series that brings together Parliamentarians with experts across science and engineering, showcasing outstanding Canadian research… Read More »

An informative video on the roles, applications and values of seaweeds in marine ecosystems, our economy and society has been created by researchers at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John and at the Fisheries and Oceans Canada St. Andrews Biological Station, in partnership with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the NSERC Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network, and Cooke Aquaculture Inc.

Growing mussels and seaweed alongside farmed salmon makes sense financially and environmentally, a New Brunswick research scientist says. Thierry Chopin at the University of New Brunswick in Saint John has been studying the benefits of growing the animals and plants together for 15 years, and has been working with the salmon aquaculture company Cooke Aquaculture… Read More »