St. Andrews Biological Station

The St. Andrews Biological Station, founded in 1908, is Atlantic Canada’s oldest permanent marine research facility. Located on the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay, New Brunswick in the Bay of Fundy, it is one of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s network of 18 research centres in Canada.

Facilities at the St. Andrews Biological Station include 1250 square metres of state of the art dry laboratories; 2900 square metres of fresh and saltwater wet laboratories including 18 photoperiod (daylight length) controlled laboratories; a biocontainment facility to conduct disease and pathogen research on live fish species; a wharf; an 18.5 metre research vessel and numerous small research vessels.

The Biological Station also houses an extensive research collection of over 140,000 specimens of aquatic animals from Atlantic Canada.

Areas of Research

Station scientists conduct ecosystem science in support of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s mandate to manage, regulate and support human activities in Canadian waters. Scientific studies focus on the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine as well as the coastal ecosystems of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Biological Station employees are responsible for regional, national and international stock assessments for groundfish, herring, Bluefin tuna, swordfish and other fisheries.  A large portion of the facility’s research is conducted in collaboration with universities, environmental groups, Indigenous groups, and the aquaculture and fishing industries.

Science Priorities

The St. Andrews Biological Station conducts innovative research to contribute to Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s priorities, including:

Aquaculture Science and Research

Aquatic Climate Change Science

Aquatic Ecosystem Science

Biotechnology and Aquatic Animal Health

International Fisheries Governance

Protecting Our Oceans

125 Marine Science Drive
St. Andrews, NB E5B 0E4
Canada
(506) 529-8854

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Scientists and researchers

Research Scientist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Fisheries Technician / Diver
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Physical Scientist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Technician
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Technician
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Ecosystem Survey Biologist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

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Aquatic Science Biologist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Research Scientist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Research Scientist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Biologist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Field & Laboratory Technician
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Technician
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Invertebrate Biologist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

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Aquatic Science Biologist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Section Head
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Aquaculture Technician
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Biologist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Aquatic Science Biologist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Data Manager
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Head, Gulf of Maine Crustacean Fisheries Section (SABS)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Administrative Officer
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Assessment Biologist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

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Aquatic Sciences Biologist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Research Scientist emeritus
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Biologist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

Research Scientist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada