Innovative Aquaculture Company Profile

Innovative Aquaculture Products Ltd. (IAP) is located on Lasqueti Island, a small remote island located between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia, on the western coast of Canada.

Innovative Aquaculture Products has a hatchery, nursery, deep water, and beach sites located in and around Skerry Bay. The hatchery, the first privately funded oyster hatchery in Canada, started operation in 1976 and has produced Pacific oysters, European oysters, and Manila clams, on a consistent basis over the years. We also manage several shellfish leases from which we harvest manila clams and pacific oysters.

We are presently concentrating on production of Honey Mussels and Algae paste for finfish and shellfish culture and on providing expertise to finfish and shellfish facilities. IAP’s on-going research into remote setting has resulted in the publication of two oyster setting manuals and a clam hatchery and nursery manual.

For the past 30 years we have produced multiple species of marine micro algae in our hatchery and lab facilities.

Research into algae paste production has resulted in the formulation of preserved diets suitable for the different stages of larvae and spat production. Algae Paste is also suitable as food for rotifers, Artemia, or for early larval stages of shrimp and fish.

We have increased of algae production capacity to meet the world-wide demand for algae paste. During our peak season we harvest over 20,000 liters of algae per day processing it to a concentrated paste with our high-speed centrifuges.

Our Team

Gordon Jones


The co-founder and president of Innovative Aquaculture is a pioneer in shellfish culture technology and marine micro algae production.

Kathryn Jones


Kathryn is a biologist specializing in fisheries & environmental science. Over the past 30 years, Kathryn has managed a variety of aquaculture production and research projects.

Bruce Jones


As co-founder of Innovative Aquaculture Bruce has developed Innovative Aquaculture from the beach up.