• A net loss for ...

    The catch of non-target fish and ocean wildlife, or “bycatch,” results in unnecessary waste and harm to sea life says Oceana Canada A report released from Oceana Canada — Collateral damage: How to reduce bycatch in Canada’s commercial fisheries — reveals how poorly Canada is managing one of the biggest threats to our oceans. The […]

    Activists illeg...

    A group of activists boarded the Burdwood salmon farm yesterday, and illegally launched kayaks and divers into a pen holding harvest-size Atlantic salmon. According to Cermaq Canada, which owns the site that is about 70 kms east of Port Hardy, the activists violated multiple workplace safety regulations and procedures, violated biosecurity protocols which are put […]
  • These guys want...

    By Fabian Dawson Seawest News In pursuit of app-iness, Joseph Lee and Robert Kirstiuk want to get fresh with you. Now before you go about getting ideas, let’s be clear that we are talking about B.C. seafood. The dynamic duo are the founders of the app Coastline Market, which connects fishers and aquaculture farmers with […]

    Seafood Watch u...

    “B.C. is the only such region in the world to have this distinction for its entire Atlantic salmon production,” https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/seafood-watch-upgrades-atlantic-salmon-farmed-in-british-columbia-canada
  • Canada’s coast ...

    One of the biggest sources for seafood for the United States are the coastal waters of British Columbia, from where more than 100 sustainable seafood products are shipped throughout Canada and exported. http://www.bcshellfishmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Farm-World-8B-6330.pdf

    Value of B.C. f...

    The wholesale value of B.C. farmed raised salmon rose to $796 million in 2016, creating 2,966 direct jobs and 2,716 indirect jobs, according to the report prepared by accountants MNP LLP. The value of B.C. farmed fish rose 37 per cent between 2013 and 2016, according to a report commissioned by the B.C. Salmon Farmers […]
  • Millions of Atl...

    More than eight million Atlantic salmon have been intentionally released into B.C. rivers and lakes, beginning more than a century ago. But history has shown that Atlantic salmon don’t feed well in the Pacific and have never established spawning populations outside their natural range despite transplant programs around the world. http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/millions-of-atlantic-salmon-introduced-to-b-c-streams-since-1905

    Premier Horgan ...

    Neither Popham nor Horgan demonstrated a detailed understanding of the Cohen Commission’s findings. Their grasp of the issue seemed similar to most people who have seen a long parade of media reports featuring shock-photographer Alexandra Morton and celebrity activists. https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/fletcher-premier-horgan-fumbles-fish-farm-file/
  • Seed money and ...

    B.C.’s shellfish aquaculture industry currently produces 11,000 million tonnes a year with a wholesale value of $57 million. The B.C. government is partnering with the BC Shellfish Growers Association (BCSGA), Vancouver Island University and the Hakai Institute to address issues of food supply security and climate change affecting the shellfish industry. The partnership will include […]

    Geoducks: uniqu...

    Geoducks are a $45 million dollar a year business and only so many of the clams can be harvested each year. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/geoducks-unique-b-c-clams-a-booming-business-1.4122268
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