December 10, 2018

Vancouver Aquarium Achieves Important Milestone for Arctic Cod Research

VANCOUVER, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Vancouver Aquarium marine biologists have achieved a significant breakthrough in the controlled breeding of Arctic cod, a keystone species in the Arctic ecosystem. For the first time in North America, Vancouver Aquarium biologists successfully hatched and reared several hundred Arctic cod to the juvenile stage over a period of six months—a carefully documented process that will have beneficial research implications for the species.

“Rearing Arctic cod is a delicate and intensive process, and the early development stages are critical to the livelihood of the cod,” explains Danny Kent, curator at the