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Annual BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival Unites Local & International Participants

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Running from June 9-19, the 10th Annual BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival kicked off last week in the Comox Valley. As the largest of its kind in Western Canada, the festival offers attendees eleven days of chef demonstrations, gala dinners, educational seminars, aquaculture tours, and more - celebrating the B.C.'s seafood industry, producers and its bounty.

Breeding Success Through Partnerships

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First Nation entrepreneur, James Walkus from the Kwakuitl Nation, has had incredible success growing his multi-generation, family-run business – James Walkus Fishing Company. He is passionate about what he does, and is proud to have his children and grandchildren working on one of the seven boats in his fleet.  

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First Nation entrepreneur, James Walkus from the Kwakuitl Nation, has had incredible success growing his multi-generation, family-run business – James Walkus Fishing Company. He is passionate about what he does, and is proud to have his children and grandchildren working on one of the seven boats in his fleet.  

British Columbia Salmon Farmers Make Significant Research Investment

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CAMPBELL RIVER, British Columbia, May 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is helping to bridge knowledge gaps on B.C.’s wild stocks and coastal environment by developing collaborations on seven research projects, with over 30 researchers from 10 organizations, providing almost $420,000 in funding.

Global Demand For B.C. Farm-Raised Salmon at All Time High

EXPORTS TO CHINA MORE THAN DOUBLE PREVIOUS HIGH
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British Columbia set a new record for exports of farm-raised salmon in 2015, and are on track to set new records in 2016 as well.  The most encouraging numbers show an emerging appetite for farm-raised salmon in China, with exports from British Columbia more than doubling over the previous high in 2012.

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British Columbia set a new record for exports of farm-raised salmon in 2015, and are on track to set new records in 2016 as well.  The most encouraging numbers show an emerging appetite for farm-raised salmon in China, with exports from British Columbia more than doubling over the previous high in 2012.

BC Salmon Farmers Association 2016 Sea Lice Report

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Salmon farmers in British Columbia have taken proactive and preventative measures to ensure their fish host low levels of sea lice as the spring 2016 out-migration of juvenile wild salmon approaches. A recent report from BC Salmon Farmers Association provides full details.

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Salmon farmers in British Columbia have taken proactive and preventative measures to ensure their fish host low levels of sea lice as the spring 2016 out-migration of juvenile wild salmon approaches. A recent report from BC Salmon Farmers Association provides full details.

Canadian Company Leads Aquaculture Industry with Tech Advancements

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Canadian-based AgriMarine Technologies Inc. (ATI) is testing and developing new clean technologies that are shaping the future of the aquaculture industry. Centering its efforts at AgriMarine’s flagship farm, West Coast Fishculture (Lois Lake) Ltd. located near Powell River British Columbia, the company is creating technologies designed to lower the environmental impact and economic cost of running a fish farm.

British Columbia Ends the Year Strong with Two ASC Certified Salmon Farms

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CAMPBELL RIVER, British Columbia, December 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ – As the year comes to a close, British Columbia achieves two more certifications by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.  Marine Harvest Canada has announced that two of its Port Hardy farm sites, Duncan Island and Doyle Island, are the latest salmon farms to attain ASC certification. Collectively, salmon farming companies in British Columbia have achieved five ASC certifications throughout 2015 – furthering their commitment to achieve 100% ‘Gold Standard’ third-party certification by 2020.

Salmon Farming: First Nations as Partners

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First Nation entrepreneur, James Walkus, owner of the multi-generation, family-run James Walkus Fishing Company, credits a large part of his success on his partnership with Marine Harvest Canada. Walkus, who started in the commercial fishing business, now uses his 105' harvest boat (the Amarissa Joye) to transport salmon from the farms to the processing plant in Port Hardy, located on the north-eastern coast of Vancouver Island.

To Conserve, Protect, and Eat Healthy

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Since 1998, November 21st has been recognized as World Fisheries day. For the past 18 years the discussion on this globally important day has focused on a simple question: how to feed fish to a growing global population while protecting the health of aquatic ecosystems and fish populations. 

Sadly the global appetite for fish has not been matched by commitment to conserving the habitats and stocks necessary for sustained harvest.

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Since 1998, November 21st has been recognized as World Fisheries day. For the past 18 years the discussion on this globally important day has focused on a simple question: how to feed fish to a growing global population while protecting the health of aquatic ecosystems and fish populations. 

Sadly the global appetite for fish has not been matched by commitment to conserving the habitats and stocks necessary for sustained harvest.

Salmon Farming: The Economics

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70% of British Columbia's farm-raised salmon heads across the border into restaurants and supermarkets in the United States and Asia, while the remaining 30% is consumed across Canada.

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70% of British Columbia's farm-raised salmon heads across the border into restaurants and supermarkets in the United States and Asia, while the remaining 30% is consumed across Canada.

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