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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.

Diet Proves to Be an Adjustment for New Canadians

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According to a recent study by MOSAIC, 18% of immigrants to Canada feel they have a good understanding of what it means to have a “heart healthy” diet. In addition, 50% of all immigrants are unaware of, or unfamiliar with, Canada’s Food Guide.

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According to a recent study by MOSAIC, 18% of immigrants to Canada feel they have a good understanding of what it means to have a “heart healthy” diet. In addition, 50% of all immigrants are unaware of, or unfamiliar with, Canada’s Food Guide.

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: 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.

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.

Rural British Columbia Business Experiences Growth Spurt

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Founded in 1994 with only three employees, Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish Inc. has evolved into one of the largest employers in Port Hardy. Over the last two decades, the seasonal seafood locker for sport fishers with a small smoker and one freezer has grown into a thriving commercial business that provides jobs for 65 full-time employees in a 50,000 square foot facility.

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Founded in 1994 with only three employees, Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish Inc. has evolved into one of the largest employers in Port Hardy. Over the last two decades, the seasonal seafood locker for sport fishers with a small smoker and one freezer has grown into a thriving commercial business that provides jobs for 65 full-time employees in a 50,000 square foot facility.

Chef Brian Smith Talks About the Importance of Educating Kids on Fresh Local Foods

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Some have painted boxes embellished with action heroes, while others simply bring the iconic brown paper bag however, it’s not so much what your kid brings their lunch in that’s important, but rather what’s in it.

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Some have painted boxes embellished with action heroes, while others simply bring the iconic brown paper bag however, it’s not so much what your kid brings their lunch in that’s important, but rather what’s in it.

Water-Smart Food

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It’s been around for centuries, but only recently has this technology garnered renewed attention in both commercial and research sectors. Aquaponics, a type of integrated food production system, is a method of growing fish and plants in the same water. What makes aquaponics special? These fully contained, 100% re-circulating water systems set the standard for maximizing local water resources.

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It’s been around for centuries, but only recently has this technology garnered renewed attention in both commercial and research sectors. Aquaponics, a type of integrated food production system, is a method of growing fish and plants in the same water. What makes aquaponics special? These fully contained, 100% re-circulating water systems set the standard for maximizing local water resources.

Eyes On the water

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The sun breaks through patches in the overcast sky as you speed across the gentle waves of the Okisollo Channel. The salty breeze whips through your hair, and you travel further into blissful seclusion. Imagine this on a beautiful spring day in April. Now, imagine this careless feeling disintegrate with the shocking impact of a rock smashing into the bottom of the boat. That’s just what happened to Campbell River residents Michael and Holly Fin. The pair immediately sent out a mayday call to the Coast Guard, who sent the message to others located in that remote area of the channel.

Celebrating B.C.’s Best Seafood

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The 9th Annual BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival was held in the Comox Valley from June 12-21. With June designated as B.C. Seafood month, the 10-day festival served as a celebration of seafood excellence in British Columbia.

Kicking off the festivities on June 12th, Fresh Fest was an evening of food and music enjoyed by over 800 attendees. Designed to tantalize the taste buds this new event paired Canada’s freshest seafood with some of our nation’s finest chefs, showcasing some of the best of B.C.’s aquaculture products, including:

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