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With over 23 years of experience in geoduck aquaculture, Emerald Sea Farms Ltd. owners Gordon Baker and Eric Gant are farming geoduck clams in an eco-friendly manner,, while exploring the potential for cultivating cockles and sea cucumber.

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Gordon Baker, president
extensive experience to the dive fishing and aquaculture industry that ranges from the ocean floor up.  In 2000 he began as commercial diver harvesting urchins, geoduck and sea cucumbers. 

He has over 10 years management and development experience in the aquaculture industry, specializing in sub-tidal farming.

Gord is co-owner/operator of an active shellfish lease in Comox Harbour, is a member of the BC Shellfish Growers Association and has conducted a cockle market study. In 2011, he brought innovation to the industry by developing an open-ocean geoduck clam nursery system.

Educated at the University of Alberta with a Business Commerce degree in Marketing and International Business, Gordon has over 20 years of project management and industry marketing experience.

Gordon is also co-owner of the commercial dive vessel the "New Venture" and is now making a significant investment into Emerald Sea Farms Ltd. to develop a geoduck tenure to bring a sustainable food source to world.


eric gant

Eric W. Gant, director
is considered to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on Geoduck Clam Aquaculture.

In 1977, he helped to pioneer the wild geoduck clam
fishery in British Columbia as a Founding Director of the Underwater Harvesters’ Association (UHA). The UHA consists of all the licensed geoduck fisherman
in B. C.

In 1993, he pioneered the development of the geoduck clam culture Industry
in BC as the Founding President of FAN Seafoods Ltd. FAN spent approximately $15 Million developing commercially viable geoduck culture technology.

In the year 2000, Eric also built his own shellfish hatchery. He has been a guest lecturer
at the Vancouver Island University, and the University of British Columbia. He has also made presentations at various conferences in the United States, Canada, Thailand,
and China.

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