• 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

    Seafood buyers ...

    Dozens of international seafood buyers – mostly from Asia – flocked to the picturesque Comox Valley in British Columbia to mix business with pleasure. Their primary purpose was to place orders for BC farmed Atlantic salmon, oysters, clams, mussels, geoduck, and other shellfish, in attempts to meet the seemingly insatiable demand from seafood lovers back […]
  • Salmon farm sme...

    After more than a decade of U.S.-funded attacks targeted exclusively on B.C.’s salmon farm industry, the tide is finally turning. The fake-news tactics of hired protesters have become so obvious that even some news media aren’t biting any more. http://www.columbiavalleypioneer.com/opinion/salmon-farm-smear-campaign-sinks/

    Time to reel in...

    B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham was accused of intimidation on Monday for her handling of a letter to a fish farm. http://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/vaughn-palmer-time-to-reel-in-pophams-ministry-for-fish-file-review
  • A Closer look a...

    A closer look at BC’s seafood industry “Aquaculture is a big part of our economic diversification,” says Andy Adams, mayor of Campbell River http://www.bcshellfishmedia.com/closer-look-bcs-seafood-industry/ 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. […]

    LETTER TO THE E...

    “I see land-based salmon farming as a complement to ocean farming, not a replacement’ https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/opinion/letter-to-the-editor-fish-farming-done-responsibly/
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