Salmon Farming

B.C. Day Success Story: Homegrown Industry on Pace to Shatter Export Records, Creating Jobs in Coastal Communities and Opportunity for First Nations

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Recently released data from Stats Canada (January to May 2016) shows exports of farm-raised salmon to key Asian markets is on a record setting pace in 2016, with many markets already eclipsing previous annual volumes.

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Recently released data from Stats Canada (January to May 2016) shows exports of farm-raised salmon to key Asian markets is on a record setting pace in 2016, with many markets already eclipsing previous annual volumes.

Farm-Raised Salmon is British Columbia’s Top Agricultural Export

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Contributing over $1.1 billion annually to British Columbia’s Economy, salmon farming is the province’s #1 agricultural export with 70% of the product being exported to markets around the world. While the United States remains the largest export market, encouraging demand trends are emerging – especially in China, where exports have more than doubled since 2012 and the appetite for B.C. farm-raised salmon continues to grow.

Majority of Salmon in BC Farmed in Partnership with First Nations

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Salmon farming in British Columbia is worth more than one billion dollars to the provincial economy and results in over 5,000 well paying, year-round jobs. The majority of this economic impact is seen in rural coastal British Columbia, particularly in First Nations communities.

British Columbia Salmon Farmers are Committed to Growing the World’s Best Fish

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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.

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.

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