St. Andrews Biological Station
The St. Andrews Biological Station is Atlantic Canada’s oldest permanent marine research facility. Science conducted at the Biological Station encompasses the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine as well as coastal ecosystems and traditional fisheries in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Services and information
Founded in 1908, the St. Andrews Biological Station is Atlantic Canada’s oldest permanent marine research facility...
Station scientists use a multi-disciplinary approach to enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of the Canadian aquaculture industry. In Southwest New Brunswick, salmon aquaculture is a major economic player.
The coastal biodiversity program provides information and advice for the management of local fisheries, aquaculture, and marine protected areas. The program also contributes to Canada’s commitments to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.
Climate change is an important global issue that has gained significant attention over the past few decades.
SABS oceanographic focus is on the coastal marine environment, an area that is heavily utilized for a variety of industrial and recreational activities.
The Population Ecology Section staff conduct research and stock evaluations to provide scientific advice for fisheries management and the Species at Risk program.
A large portion of our work is collaborative with universities, environmental groups, aquaculture and fishing industries, provincial fishery and aquaculture authorities, and Gulf of Maine research institutions. This collaboration is facilitated by co-location with the Huntsman Marine Science Centre.
The SABS seminar series provides an opportunity for local scientists, community members and students to keep abreast of current research in marine ecology, fisheries science, aquaculture science and recent government initiatives.