Marc Blanchard

Aquaculture Technician
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Current research and/or projects

Mr. Blanchard came to SABS in late 2004 after having worked for nearly ten years in zoos and aquariums across Canada. His work with large numbers of marine and freshwater fish and invertebrates allowed him to develop strong animal husbandry skills, while his additional zoo experience provided experience in animal rehabilitation and animal training.

Research: Mr Blanchard has worked on several projects while at SABS, but his primary focus has been on the rearing of larval and juvenile cod for a joint research project with industry partners. In addition to this early life history work on cod, Mr. Blanchard was also involved in research on cod broodstock, looking at cryopreservation techniques for milt and also the effects of photoperiod on sexual maturation. Currently, Mr Blanchard works as the primary technician on the Halibut Broodstock Team and is involved in ongoing reproductive physiology research on halibut, cod and haddock.

Research and/or project statements

Mr Blanchard has worked on several projects while at SABS, but his primary focus has been on the rearing of larval and juvenile cod for a joint research project with industry partners. In addition to this early life history work on cod, Mr. Blanchard was also involved in research on cod broodstock, looking at cryopreservation techniques for milt and also the effects of photoperiod on sexual maturation.

Currently, Mr Blanchard works as the primary technician on the Halibut Broodstock Team and is involved in ongoing reproductive physiology research on halibut, cod and haddock.

Education and awards

B.Sc. Major Marine Biology, UNBSJ, 1995