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A livelihood threatened by well-funded “bullying”

By Maurice Isaac Maurice Isaac (pictured) is a member of the Tlowitsis First Nation, and lives in Alert Bay. He is site manager at Midsummer…

Should we be able to see what bycatch is caught in our oceans?

Bycatch – Canada is not alone when it comes to poor management in the catch of non-target fish and ocean wildlife, which results in unnecessary…

World waking up to British Columbia Seafood

British Columbia continues to use safe and healthy farming practices to assist nature in staying ahead of the snowballing requests for seafood today. By Seawest…

Bid for more salmon rejected in Federal Court

By Seawestnews “Beyond a stated preference for sockeye salmon, the Squamish Nation did not address why other fish cannot satisfy the food needs of the…

Low risk of viral transfer from farmed salmon to wild sockeye, says DFO

Report is the first in a series that will assess the risk of pathogen transfer associated with aquaculture activities to wild fish and the environment…

Discredited activists trot out fishy science again

Group was warned by government not to use “reckless allegations based on incomplete science” to impact livelihood of thousands of British Columbians A group of…

Sea it! British celebs go naked to fight overfishing

British celebrities have posed naked for the Fishlove campaign to end overfishing in Europe’s waters. British actors and celebrities are shedding their clothes for the…

A solid year for Canada’s seafood farmers

Over 40 First Nation and Indigenous communities are now directly or indirectly involved in farming seafood in Canada. Canada’s seafood farmers produced a solid year…

A net loss for Canada

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…

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,…