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.


  • June 2019 - EPIC4 Quarter 15 Newsletter
  • May 2019 - Publication in Frontiers in Genomics: Whole Genome Linkage Disequilibrium and Effective Population Size in a Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Breeding Population Using a High-Density SNP Array
  • March 2019 - EPIC4 Quarter 14 Newsletter
  • January 2019 - Publication in Evolutionary Applications: Comparison of coded-wire tagging with parentage-based tagging and genetic stock identification in a large-scale coho salmon fisheries application in British Columbia, Canada
  • December 2018 - Article in Le Soleil: Percées scientifiques: gène, sois beau et tais-toi
  • December 2018 - EPIC4 Quarter 13 Newsletter
  • 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

  • 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.