Enhancing Production in Coho:
Culture, Community, Catch

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With 25% of the world's coastline and 16% of the world's fresh water, Canada plays a significant role in protecting Pacific Salmon and their habitats, as well as ensuring the sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture industries that provide many thousands of jobs. Just as genomic tools and techniques have enabled significant advances in the diagnosis and treatment of various human diseases, genomic science is now poised to play an equally important role in environmental management, conservation, and food production. EPIC4 (Enhancing Production in Coho: Culture, Community, Catch) will use genomics to address challenges facing the sustainable management and production of Coho Salmon.


  • September 2018 - EPIC4 Economist Rashid Sumaila joins the Expert Group of the High Level Panel on Building a Sustainable Ocean Economy.
  • September 2018 - EPIC4 Quarter 12 Newsletter
  • June 2018 - EPIC4 Quarter 11 Newsletter
  • April 2018 - Publication in G3 Genomic Predictions and Genome-Wide Association Study of Resistance Against Piscirickettsia salmonis in Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Using ddRAD Sequencing
  • March 2018 Article in the Scientist about EPIC4 research: Study Finds Epigenetic Differences Between Hatchery-Raised and Wild-Born Salmon

  • See News page for more updates from the EPIC4 project.

    EPIC4 is a grant-funded project, resulting from the 2014 Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition: Genomics and Feeding the Future, held by Genome Canada. The project represents an investment of $9.9 million by Genome BC, Genome Canada, Genome Quebec, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Pacific Salmon Foundation, and other partners.

    To be kept informed of project progress, please send an email to ksivak@sfu.ca to be added to the EPIC4 email list.