UVic partnership receives $3.68M from Aquatic Ecosystems Restoration Fund


The Government of Canada is investing $9.3M through the Aquatic Ecosystems Restoration Fund to support Canada’s coastal aquatic ecosystems. As part of this funding, the University of Victoria and the Kelp Rescue Initiative will receive $3.68M over four years. The partners will use the funds to develop and apply methods for culturing and out-planting giant and bull kelp in southern British Columbia in partnership with local First Nations. “This new funding will help advance the critical science that is needed to understand how best to restore kelp forests, and to begin this important work,” said UVic Professor Julia Baum. “We’re exciting to be building partnerships with, and developing this work, with local First Nations around Vancouver Island.”