Blanchet studied Applied Ecology and has worked in the areas of
aquatic wildlife and habitat development, plus several years in
Since 1994 he has been doing applied research
on yellow pike; first at the Larochelle Hunting and Fishing Club
(C.C.P.L. Inc.) and then on his own .
Several tests have been carried out on the various
techniques, meaning that we are now able to supply yellow pike
commercially, although production is still at the experimental
Some projects have been carried out in collaboration
with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Production
(MAPAQ) in order to develop commercial models for the breeding
of yellow pike.
As members of the Quebec Association of Aquiculturists
(SPAAQ), affiliated with the Union of the Agricultural Producers
(UPA), and also the Aquiculture Research and Development Company
(SORDAC), we are at the leading edge of research in field techniques
for the production, development and preservation of water habitats.
The technical experience I have
acquired will enable me to assist you in developing any of your
projects in this field, to their fullest potential.
Facilities at our station include: four (4) trout
ponds, six (6) pike ponds, 2 open-ended spawner basins, settling
ponds and filter marshes.
The station also contains seven (7) closed-circuit
breeding basins and an independent incubation system.
Please note that the term PISCICULTURIST
refers to fish breeding whereas AQUACULTURIST
refers to breeding aquatic animals and/or the cultivation of water
plants. In light of the breeding methods used by us, the more
appropriate term to use is aquaculturist.