Salmon Farming

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.

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.

BCSFA Publishes First Sustainability Progress Report

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Salmon farmers in British Columbia are taking further steps towards increasing the availability of information on farming practices and key areas of public interest by publishing a Sustainability Progress Report, released today at GOAL 2015 in Vancouver.  The report, a first for salmon farmers in B.C., includes information on all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and economic. 

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Salmon farmers in British Columbia are taking further steps towards increasing the availability of information on farming practices and key areas of public interest by publishing a Sustainability Progress Report, released today at GOAL 2015 in Vancouver.  The report, a first for salmon farmers in B.C., includes information on all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and economic. 

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.

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.

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. 

B.C. Celebrates North America’s First ASC Certified Salmon Farm

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British Columbia is now home to North America’s first salmon farm certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.  Marine Harvest Canada has announced that its Marsh Bay farm has joined fewer than 30 salmon farms worldwide in achieving the certification first developed by the World Wildlife Fund.

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British Columbia is now home to North America’s first salmon farm certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.  Marine Harvest Canada has announced that its Marsh Bay farm has joined fewer than 30 salmon farms worldwide in achieving the certification first developed by the World Wildlife Fund.

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