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Salmon Farming: Growing Fish Sustainably

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Salmon farmers in British Columbia are committed to growing the world's best fish and are continually improving their environmental practices. As part of their commitment to sustainability, members of the BC Salmon Farmers Association raising Atlantic Salmon in British Columbia are striving to become 100% certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) by 2020.

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Salmon farmers in British Columbia are committed to growing the world's best fish and are continually improving their environmental practices. As part of their commitment to sustainability, members of the BC Salmon Farmers Association raising Atlantic Salmon in British Columbia are striving to become 100% certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) by 2020.

Salmon Farming: The Bigger Picture

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They have been tucked away in the bays and fiords along the vast marine coastline in British Columbia for almost 30 years. Over time salmon farming, part of the aquaculture industry, has quietly become the British Columbia's largest agricultural export.

Farm-raised salmon travels from the farm to cities in Canada, the United States and Asia, getting onto the customer’s plate within 36-to-48 hours. It is now the choice of 70% of all salmon consumers worldwide, and demand continues to increase.

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They have been tucked away in the bays and fiords along the vast marine coastline in British Columbia for almost 30 years. Over time salmon farming, part of the aquaculture industry, has quietly become the British Columbia's largest agricultural export.

Farm-raised salmon travels from the farm to cities in Canada, the United States and Asia, getting onto the customer’s plate within 36-to-48 hours. It is now the choice of 70% of all salmon consumers worldwide, and demand continues to increase.

Sustainability is Part of our Culture

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Salmon farming in British Columbia began three decades ago, and was developed by true pioneers who set a strong foundation of innovation and adaptation. Salmon farmers have always worked to grow healthy fish, and make improvements to ensure the long-term vibrancy of the ocean environment and marine wild species.

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Salmon farming in British Columbia began three decades ago, and was developed by true pioneers who set a strong foundation of innovation and adaptation. Salmon farmers have always worked to grow healthy fish, and make improvements to ensure the long-term vibrancy of the ocean environment and marine wild species.

Farming for the Future

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Over the last 25 years, global salmon production has more than doubled. According to the International Salmon Farmers Association (ISFA), salmon farmers around the world produce 2.1 million tonnes of salmon annually, which provides roughly 14.8 billion healthy meals on dinner tables around the world each year.

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Over the last 25 years, global salmon production has more than doubled. According to the International Salmon Farmers Association (ISFA), salmon farmers around the world produce 2.1 million tonnes of salmon annually, which provides roughly 14.8 billion healthy meals on dinner tables around the world each year.

Salmon Farming’s Second-Generation

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Farming has long-since been understood as a generational business, and this sentiment is no different for salmon farming in B.C. In just 30 years, companies are starting to see the children of salmon farming pioneers passionate and eager to get involved in B.C.’s most profitable aquaculture industry.

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Farming has long-since been understood as a generational business, and this sentiment is no different for salmon farming in B.C. In just 30 years, companies are starting to see the children of salmon farming pioneers passionate and eager to get involved in B.C.’s most profitable aquaculture industry.

Aquaculture Canada 2015: Blue Revolution 2.0

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The Aquaculture Association of Canada (AAC) held it’s 31st annual conference at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo from May 31 to June 3, 2015. The BC Salmon Farmer’s Association was involved in a big way as a top sponsor, encouraging member participation from both the producer and service sectors of the industry.

Unique Training Program Inspires Career Success

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It’s not often that an educational institution can boast about a 95%+ hiring success rate for students upon graduation, but Excel Career College in Courtenay, B.C. can do just that for its Aquaculture Technician Diploma Program. This unique program tackles both the challenges by integrating into First Nations culture and going into the remote territories, such as Ahousaht in the Clayoquot Sound, with customized curriculum for each community to effectively train students, preparing them for the realities of the job.

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It’s not often that an educational institution can boast about a 95%+ hiring success rate for students upon graduation, but Excel Career College in Courtenay, B.C. can do just that for its Aquaculture Technician Diploma Program. This unique program tackles both the challenges by integrating into First Nations culture and going into the remote territories, such as Ahousaht in the Clayoquot Sound, with customized curriculum for each community to effectively train students, preparing them for the realities of the job.

Commitment Moves to Achievement as B.C. Celebrates Two Further ASC Certified Salmon Farms

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CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C., June 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Salmon farmers in B.C. continue to reach significant milestones on their way to achieving 100% ‘Gold Standard’ third-party certification by 2020 with the announcement of two further salmon farms certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.  Cermaq Canada has announced that it is North America’s first salmon farming company to have achieved ASC certification for multiple farms.  They are joining Marine Harvest Canada as the only suppliers of ASC certified salmon grown in North America.

First-Ever Global Socio-Economic Report on Salmon Farming Released

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The first global socio economic impact report on salmon farming was released in Boston at the Seafood Expo North America on March 16, 2015. The report mentions some interesting statistics, including salmon farmers contributing 14.8 billion meals each year - something that wasn’t possible 40 years ago. In B.C. alone, we produce over 535-million meals each year - approximately 1.5-million meals each day.  

Although we’ve come a long way, with over 7–billion people on the planet,­ there’s still a long way to go.

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The first global socio economic impact report on salmon farming was released in Boston at the Seafood Expo North America on March 16, 2015. The report mentions some interesting statistics, including salmon farmers contributing 14.8 billion meals each year - something that wasn’t possible 40 years ago. In B.C. alone, we produce over 535-million meals each year - approximately 1.5-million meals each day.  

Although we’ve come a long way, with over 7–billion people on the planet,­ there’s still a long way to go.

B.C. Salmon Farmers Achieve Further Certification Milestones

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Marine Harvest Canada has become just the second salmon farming company in the world to achieve four-star Global Aquaculture Alliance - Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status, which is the culmination of full certification of the company’s salmon processing plants, farm sites, hatcheries, and feed mills. 

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Marine Harvest Canada has become just the second salmon farming company in the world to achieve four-star Global Aquaculture Alliance - Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status, which is the culmination of full certification of the company’s salmon processing plants, farm sites, hatcheries, and feed mills. 

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