Dr. Roth holds a B.Sc. in zoology from UBC and a Ph.D. from the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Scotland. He has over 25 years’ experience with salmon aquaculture on both coasts of Canada, Scotland, Norway, Ireland and Chile, primarily in the areas of fish health management and biotechnology, genetics, hatchery and RAS systems, production modelling, and technology transfer. He was the Program Chair for the 2016 and 2017 Seafood Expos. He also conceived and designed the OASISS (Ocean Acidification Shellfish Industry Seed Supply) and BaSEIC (Baynes Sound Environmental Intelligence Collaboration) projects as climate change monitoring/adaption initiatives in collaboration with Vancouver Island University, BC’s shellfish aquaculture industry and the Hakai Institute.