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Chef Dong: Salmon Chinese Way

Chef Eugene Dong, owner of Cottage Bistro, the popular blues joint and restaurant on Main Street, said listening to blues music changed his life. Eugene was orphaned at a very young age, he started working by the time he was…

Boban Kovachevich: Pan Roasted Salmon and Quinoa

Boban Kovachevich Corporate Chef Executive Hotels and Resorts, Burnaby Fundamental nature: Logic, unquenchable curiosity, and empathy Chef Boban Kovachevich started his culinary training at the age of seventeen and worked as a cook throughout his Culinary Arts schooling. After graduation,…

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 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. 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 report prepared by accountants MNP LLP. The value of B.C. farmed fish rose 37 per…

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 that Atlantic salmon don’t feed well in the Pacific and have never established spawning populations…

Premier Horgan fumbles fish farm file

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/

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 primary purpose was to place orders for BC farmed Atlantic salmon, oysters, clams, mussels, geoduck,…

Blackfin Pub, BC Chefs, BC Seafood, BC’s Gas

Blackfin Pub serves up BC seafood and is the first of many family operated businesses that visitors discover as they fly into Comox Harbour. In the Comox Valley, we find one of the most fantastic pubs in all of British…

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 annual meeting by inviting international participation in the form of the ISAAH. Stemming from its…

Aquaculture America 2018

Aquaculture America 2018 February 19-22, 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada USA https://www.was.org/meetings/default.aspx?code=AA20188 Brochure: https://www.was.org/meetings/pdf/AA2018RegBro.pdf

Canada’s Farmed Seafood Conference 2017

Canada’s Farmed Seafood Conference 2017 November 21-22, 2017 Ottawa, ON http://www.aquaculture.ca/farmed-seafood-policy-conference-2017/

Atlantic Canada Fish Farmer’s Association Annual Forum & Gala

Atlantic Canada Fish Farmer’s Association Annual Forum & Gala, October 24-26, 2017, St. Andrews, NB http://www.atlanticfishfarmers.com/events-all/2017/2/13/acffa-aquaculture-research-science-and-technology-forum-2017

Fundamental nature: Music lover, great food, and contentment

Eugene Dong – Chef-Owner – Cottage Bistro – 4470 Main Street., Vancouver Chef Eugene has spent close to four decades honing his skills in the business. Originally from China he brought with him a deep respect for seasonal foods and his sense…

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 data, has pumped over $1.5 billion towards the local economy this year resulting in the…

Chef Boban Kovachevich – Prawn avocado recipe

Chef Boban Kovachevich, Corporate Chef of Executive Hotels and Resorts, discovered his culinary identity at the age of seventeen, while working as a cook. At the age of twenty-one he graduated from the Hotel Industry and Tourist Culinary Center in…

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 in pristine, cold, deep water pens. After about 36 months, the sablefish, also known as…

What is the history of salmon farming in BC?

B.C.’s original fish farmers date back to only the mid-1970s and 1980s. The industry was initially experimental in the 1970s becoming an organized industry in B.C. in the 1980s and marked in 1984 by the formation of the BC Salmon…

How do we manage sea lice in salmon farms?

Farm-raised salmon are free of sea lice when they are entered into the ocean, but during the fall adult wild salmon may pass sea lice to farm-raised salmon. Sea lice are naturally occurring parasites found on many species of marine…

Are salmon farms killing off wild salmon?

No. A comprehensive study into dozens of possible threats that may have affected the return of Fraser River sockeye (2009) did not find salmon farms to be having a significant negative impact. The $35M Cohen Commission of Inquiry reviewed 600,000…

Why are there deformed fish in salmon pens?

In any animal population there are individuals born with deformities, or who suffer from stunted growth or injuries. This is no different in a fish population, and although rare, the protection of the farm enables “poor performing” individuals to survive….

Why do we farm salmon?

Without aquaculture, wild fish are at risk of overfishing because fish are the world’s largest traded food commodity. Our oceans cannot supply the increased demand for healthy seafood. Similar to what has happened on land over thousands of years, we…

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 in over 6,600 jobs. The BC Salmon Farmers Association represents 52 businesses and organizations throughout…

What is Shellfish aquaculture?

Shellfish aquaculture is the farming (i.e., cultivation and harvest) of aquatic invertebrates, such as oysters, clams and mussels. Cultivation implies involvement in the rearing process to enhance production, such as regular stocking and protection from predators. Shellfish farming has been…

Where do we farm shellfish in BC?

Shellfish farms are located primarily around the west coast of Vancouver Island and in the Georgia Basin. The cool, nutrient-rich coastal waters of British Columbia’s vast coastline (over 27,000 km) provide the ideal location to grow some of the highest-quality…

What kind of shellfish do we farm?

In Canada, the main species of shellfish farmed commercially are clams, geoducks, mussels, oysters and scallops. Clams The Manila Clam (Tapes philippinarum) has been harvested in British Columbia since the 1970s and has been farmed since 1985. It is known…

Salmon farm smear campaign sinks

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 Lana Popham’s ministry for fish file review

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

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…

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