BC Salmon Farmers Association

B.C. Farmers Achieving Highest Level Sustainability Certification

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June 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Salmon farming companies in British Columbia are continuing to achieve the high sustainability commitments they have set. Cermaq Canada has announced that its Mussel Rock farm, located in Clayoquot Sound on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, has been certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) salmon standard. This is the company’s third farm to reach the standard.

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.

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.

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.

Creating Healthy Delicious Dishes by Chef Trevor Randle

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As the Chef for the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation and the Chef Instructor at Maple Ridge Secondary School, I am committed to creating delicious, healthy dishes that not only celebrate B.C.’s agriculture, but are also very easy to prepare. The Cedar Planked Maple-Chipotle Salmon is no exception. By rounding off the sweetness and the heat with a splash of fresh lime juice, this twist on a B.C. classic is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party or weekday family dinner. When choosing to cook with B.C.

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.

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.

A New Year…A New Healthy Lifestyle!

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Are you looking to improve your health and wellness for 2015? Achieving your goal is indeed possible! The key is actually quite simple...

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Are you looking to improve your health and wellness for 2015? Achieving your goal is indeed possible! The key is actually quite simple...

B.C. Salmon Farmers Commit $1.5-Million Towards Furthering Salmon Research

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Following a series of priority-setting workshops with leading academics and science-based research organizations, BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) are committing $1.5-million to further research about wild and farm-raised salmon and how they interact with the environment.

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Following a series of priority-setting workshops with leading academics and science-based research organizations, BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) are committing $1.5-million to further research about wild and farm-raised salmon and how they interact with the environment.

Heart-Healthy Salmon

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Few foods are as heart healthy as salmon and consumers were reminded of this fact as World Heart Day was celebrated around the globe on Monday. Touted as one of nature’s superfoods, salmon is high in the omega-3 fatty acids that are beneficial in preventing heart disease. Omega-3 fatty acids can also reduce the risk of cancer and lower cholesterol levels.

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