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 modeling, and technology transfer. He is a past director of the Aquaculture Association of Canada, the Salmon Health Consortium and is the President Elect for the Victoria & Islands Branch of the BC Institute of Agrologists. Currently, he is the provincial lead for OASISS (Ocean Acidification Shellfish Industry Seed Supply) and BaSEIC (Baynes Sound Environmental Intelligence Collaboration), two climate change adaption initiatives developed in collaboration with Vancouver Island University, BC’s shellfish aquaculture industry and the Hakai Institute. He was the Program Chair for the 2016 and 2017 Seafood Expos.