Area of Expertise:
Ian Forster works as a Research Scientist at the DFO’s Centre for Aquaculture and Environmental Research facility in West Vancouver. His principle area of research is aquatic animal nutrition, especially as it relates to development of sustainable aquaculture. Most of his research involves finding alternative protein and oil sources, finding and meeting nutrient requirements and, developing feeds for species new to aquaculture.
Some projects he has been involved in or is currently involved with Fisheries and Oceans Canada include:
- Development of diets and feeding strategies for the implementation of sea lice cleaner fish in salmon farms in BC
- Reduction of ammonia and solids from Chinook Salmon culture facilities
- The effect of dietary camelina oil on health of salmon
Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):
Ju, Z.Y., I.P. Forster, W.G. Dominy. In Press. Effects of supplementing bioactive compounds to a formulated diet on growth, survival and sensory compounds of shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931). Aquaculture Research
Forster, I.P., W.G. Dominy, L. Obaldo. Accepted 2009. Effect of diet manipulation on cholesterol and docosahexaenoic acid levels in shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society
Forster, I., W. Dominy, A.L. Lawrence, F. Castille, S. Patnaik. 2010. Optimization of a research diet for the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, using mixture model methodology. Aquaculture 298:260-266.
Ju, Z.Y., I.P. Forster, W.G. Dominy. 2009. Effects of supplementing two species of marine algae or their fractions to a formulated diet on growth, survival and composition of shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei). Aquaculture 292:237-243
Forster, I.P., W.G. Dominy. 2006. Efficacy of three methionine sources in diets for Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 37:474-480