• Why Germans prefers farmed salmon

    Farmed salmon trumps wild in German taste test When it comes to the German palate, farmed salmon tastes better than wild salmon. Undercurrentnews.com, based in London, reports that the German charity Warentest has investigated and concluded: in the taste test, fresh farmed salmon is clearly ahead of the game. The charity suggested that because most […]
    • February 22, 2018
  • 3 billion people rely on seafood to survive

    “Approximately three billion people in the world rely on both wild-caught and farmed seafood as their primary source of protein.”  WWF Sustainable Seafood (link below) Here in British Columbia our aquaculture industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the last 60 years. There have been many learning curves over the decades but thankfully by […]
    • February 20, 2018
  • 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 News British Columbians know all about the bounty from their seas and are passionately protective about what lies beneath our oceans. Now the world is quickly waking up to what […]
    • January 5, 2018
  • 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 increase of 17 per cent in value from 2015. Top Five Seafood Export Markets: United States $799 million (60 per cent), China $265 million (20 per cent), Japan $106 million […]
    • November 7, 2017
  • 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 largest producers of farmed Atlantic salmon in the world. B.C. leads the nation in sales of farmed and wild salmon, halibut, rockfish, farmed oysters, tuna, hake and sea urchins. Sales: […]
    • November 7, 2017
  • Recreational Fishing (Sport Fishing)

    Sport fishing occurs both in tidal and non-tidal (fresh) waters throughout the province of British Columbia. British Columbia has a reputation for being one of the greatest saltwater fishing destinations in the world. The most important recreational fishing species are Pacific salmon and halibut, but bottom fish and shellfish are also harvested. There is also […]
    • November 7, 2017
  • Fish and Seafood Processing

    Seafood product preparation and packaging is a component of the provincial food and beverage manufacturing sector. Food safety, traceability and sustainability practices are the cornerstones of our seafood sector and have earned British Columbia an international reputation for safe, sustainable and high quality seafood products. Total sales of primary seafood production in B.C. were $1.17 […]
    • November 7, 2017
  • 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 and maintain viable healthy fish stocks. This industry includes the commercial harvesting of more than 80 different species of finfish, shellfish, and marine plants from both freshwater and marine environments. […]
    • November 7, 2017
  • 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 in our waters include salmon and other finfish, shellfish, and marine plants. Three main groups currently cultured are: Finfish (including salmon), Shellfish and Aquatic plants. Aquaculture in Canada is a […]
    • November 7, 2017