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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…

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…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fish farming done responsibly

“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/

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 governments in BC. UBCM focusses on policy development and implementation, government relations, external communications, and…

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, 2018. What a shucktastic Festival! Our thanks to all the thousands of visitors who came to participate…

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