Sturgeon centre receives another federal grant

Vancouver Island University's newly built International Centre for Sturgeon Studies has netted yet another federal grant to help buy equipment, furniture and fixtures.

  • Oct. 14, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Vancouver Island University’s newly built International Centre for Sturgeon Studies has netted yet another federal grant to help buy equipment, furniture and fixtures.

Last month, the federal government gave the centre more than $700,000 to buy freshwater recirculation systems, a backup generator, lab benches and other equipment needed to furnish the newly opened building.

Another $250,000 investment, provided through the West Coast Community Adjustment Program, will buy additional equipment for the centre, which officially opened last week.

The centre will support the coastal aquaculture industry to grow sturgeon for food in freshwater containers.