Steven Leadbeater

Aquacutlure Technician
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Current research and/or projects

Steve has been involved in developing alternate species for aquaculture since the completion of his undergraduate degree. His work has been on small flatfish and gadoids and he has spent much time devoted to developing rearing protocols for live feeds and larval haddock and cod.

While working on a haddock development project Steve gained a great interest in the influence of nutrition on larval and juvenile development and on physiological responses that can follow. It was this interest that led him back to university to pursue a master's degree in biology. His thesis work involves the study of nutritional requirements and impacts on shortnose sturgeon. Steve is excited to be starting with the department working on marine fish physiology, nutrition and fish health.

Research and/or project statements

Steve has been involved in developing alternate species for aquaculture since the completion of his undergraduate degree. His work has been on small flatfish and gadoids and he has spent much time devoted to developing rearing protocols for live feeds and larval haddock and cod. While working on a haddock development project Steve gained a great interest in the influence of nutrition on larval and juvenile development and on physiological responses that can follow. It was this interest that led him back to university to pursue a master's degree in biology. His thesis work involves the study of nutritional requirements and impacts on shortnose sturgeon. Steve is excited to be starting with the department working on marine fish physiology, nutrition and fish health.

Education and awards

B.Sc. Biology, University of New Brunswick in Saint John, 1995

Key publications

  1. Alexandre S. Garcia, Christopher C. Parrish, Joseph A. Brown, Stewart C. Johnson, and Steve Leadbeater (in Prep) Use of enriched rotifers and Artemia during larviculture of haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus): Effects on early growth, survival and lipid composition.

  2. Frantsi C. Lanteigne C. Blanchard, B., Alderson, R., Lall, S., Johnson S.C., Leadbeater, S. Martin-Robichaud, D. and P. Rose. 2002. Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus culture in Atlantic Canada. Bulletin of the Aquaculture Society of Canada.