Archive

Category: Canada

The inconvenient truth about salmon farming in B.C.

The more British Columbians get involved in decisions about how and where our food is produced, the better it will be for our oceans and…

Activists illegally board farm, harm fish in latest stunt

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…

Seafood Watch upgrades Atlantic salmon farmed in BC

“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 providing wide array of seafood for Midwest

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…

Value of B.C. farm-raised salmon climbing fast

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…

Millions of Atlantic salmon introduced to B.C. streams since 1905

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…

Seed money and research to grow B.C. shellfish industry

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…

Geoducks: unique B.C. clams a booming business

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

Seafood buyers and BC’s amazing bounty from the sea

Dozens of international seafood buyers – mostly from Asia – flocked to the picturesque Comox Valley in British Columbia to mix business with pleasure. Their…

The International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health

The International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health, September 2-6, 2018 Charlottetown, PE Every four years, the American Fisheries Society – Fish Health Section expands its…

Canada’s Farmed Seafood Conference 2017

Canada’s Farmed Seafood Conference 2017 November 21-22, 2017 Ottawa, ON A competitive, sustainable, diverse and growing farmed-raised seafood sector that contributes economic, environmental and public…

Busan International Seafood and fisheries Expo (BISFE)

Busan International Seafood and fisheries Expo (BISFE) November 8-10, 2017, Busan, South Korea http://www.bisfe.com/indexe.php

Seafood Industry pumps millions into BC economy

Source: Mata Press Service – published by asingh on Tue, 10/03/2017 – 18:26 British Columbia’s salmon aquaculture industry, often lambasted at home by critics armed with fishy…

Asia’s appetite for BC seafood growing

Source: By Mata Press Service In a remote area northwest of Vancouver Island called Kyuquot Sound, sablefish, a Japanese delicacy for decades, is gently cultured…

What is BC’s highest valued seafood product?

Farm-raised salmon is B.C.’s highest valued seafood product. Farmed salmon is the province’s top agricultural export, and generates over $1.5-billion towards the B.C. economy, resulting…

Seafood Products Export Profile

 Seafood products include primary production products and post-vessel and post-farm processed products. In 2016, B.C. exported $1.3 billion in seafood products to 80 markets, an…

2016: British Columbia Seafood at a glance

British Columbia’s seafood sector comprises primary production from commercial fishing and aquaculture. Seafood does not include post-vessel or post-farm processing. B.C. is one of the…

Marine Commercial Fisheries

British Columbia has a diverse seafood industry with marine commercial fisheries providing enhanced social and economic benefits through responsible management practices that protect the environment…

Aquaculture on British Columbia’s coastlines

British Columbia’s coastline is also ideal for aquaculture because of its climate, water quality and sheltered bays. The three main groups of species currently cultured…

Salmon in the city

The Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) is the advocate for local government in British Columbia. UBCM’s vision is to effectively represent and serve all local…

BC Shellfish Festival – Thanks 2017

BC Shellfish Festival was a blast last year and coming soon again. Save the date for the 12th annual BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, June 8-17,…

Fletcher: Premier Horgan fumbles fish farm file

The B.C. NDP’s transition from protest party to minority government is not going smoothly — and its ham-fisted threat to cancel salmon farm tenures north…

Vaughn Palmer: Time to reel in Popham’s ministry for fish file review

Source: Vancouver Sun –  October 23, 2017 | Last Updated: October 23, 2017 7:44 PM PDT VICTORIA — Once again Monday, Agricultural Minister Lana Popham was accused…

B.C. VIEWS: Salmon farm smear campaign sinks

Source: The Columbia Valley Pioneer – Oct. 16, 2017 10:30 a.m. After more than a decade of U.S.-funded attacks targeted exclusively on B.C.’s salmon farm industry,…

Value of B.C. farm-raised salmon climbing fast, industry report says

Source: Vancouver Sun – September 28, 2017 | Last Updated: September 28, 2017 8:34 AM PDT The value of B.C. farm raised salmon rose 37 per…

Millions of Atlantic salmon introduced to B.C. streams since 1905

Atlantic salmon release programs on the West Coast were a collaboration between the provincial government and the Dominion Department of Fisheries Source: Vancouver Sun – September…

Canada’s coast providing wide array of seafood for Midwest

One of the biggest sources for seafood for the United States are the coastal waters of British Columbia Source: Farm World Online -Cindy Ladage –…