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Brian Kingzett, Deep Bay Marine Field Station Manager

Brian Kingzett, Deep Bay Marine Field Station Manager


4 responses to “Brian Kingzett, Deep Bay Marine Field Station Manager

  1. greenoceanseacucumbers July 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Brian Kingzett’s presentation was excellent. Brian’s experience and background in aquaculture gives his presentation so much credibility. The Deep Bay Marine Shellfish Station provides opportunitues for collaborative research for many subjects and species in Baynes Sound and elsewhere. This facility is setting a high standard of research in BC with regard to technology development, species diversification development, environmental sustainability and also with the educational component.
    As we work on our sea cucumber aquaculture proposal, our aquatic biologist will collaborate with the Deep Bay facility and other research institutions with some research components and to get advice on our science based research plans. All our research will be transparent and will be shared with the scientfic community as well as government.

    Green Oceans
    Dan Bowen

    • eugene hrushowy July 19, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      It’s all about risk management. When it is known that the risk to the environment is too high, we should back away from a project. Unfortunately when the potential risk to capital is high, we have a tendency to downplay the risk to the environment. This capital protectiveness, plus the reduced manpower of DFO coupled with DFO’s leadership from Ottawa, raises the risk poised to the environment.
      VIU’s involvement might help tip the balance in favour of the environment only if the project goes ahead. I can’t envisage investors, partnering with VIU out of pure research.

  2. gartleybay July 15, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Posted for Jan

    I’ve just listened to the video featuring Brian Kingzett when he spoke
    at the Proponents’ Public Meeting. I feel that there is a disconnect
    when he asks, “How are we going to feed the global population?” Sea
    cucumbers are priced at $600 for a small package of dried sea cucumber
    skin. (See attached photo.)

    Sea Cucumbers are obviously a delicacy that few people can enjoy at
    that price!

    I don’t think that sea cucumbers are the answer to feeding the world’s


    • Peggy Calhoun July 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      I attended the meeting where Brian spoke, and was left wondering what we were supposed to take from his presentation. I agree that he’s a friendly, knowledgeable guy, who knows his science. But that didn’t really translate for me into any assurance that the questions i have around the application were going to be answered by anyone with real knowledge. The questions that were asked of the marine biologist were often answered with “we need more research to answer that.”

      Does collaborative research basically mean that a publicly funded institution (VIU) will be providing a (potentially) multi-million dollar business with free advice?

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