• Salmon farmers ...

    British Columbia’s salmon farming industry has a low carbon footprint, raises responsibly sourced food, and is committed to saving wild salmon for future generations. Commentary By John Paul Fraser Long ago, the late famed ocean conservationist Jacques Cousteau called on us to stop hunting the oceans and to start farming them. We are doing that […]

     Salmon Farming...

    10 facts you need to know about British Columbia’s salmon farming industry A Small Footprint B.C. salmon farms contribute over $1.5 billion annually into B.C.’s economy and only occupy 0.05% of the entire B.C. coast. All Atlantic salmon farms in B.C. will be certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standard by 2020. B.C.’s farm-raised […]
  • BCSFA and Brown...

    The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA )is dedicated to driving communication and cooperation within the salmon farming sector, and is the link between the industry and government. BCSFA’s members are an important part of keeping British Columbia’s local coastal economy strong and diverse. Members share a commitment to high operational standards, transparency and continuous development and […]

     How much fish ...

    The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission says global seafood consumption has more than doubled in the past 50 years, putting stress on the sustainability of fishing. Some numbers from the first global seafood consumption footprint published by The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission published this week; 50 – Global seafood consumption has […]
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    B.C.’s original fish farmers date back to only the mid-1970s and 1980s. The industry was initially experimental in the 1970s becoming an organized industry in B.C. in the 1980s and marked in 1984 by the formation of the BC Salmon Farmers Association. Originally, most of B.C.’s salmon farm sites were centered in the Sunshine Coast […]
  • How do we manag...

    Farm-raised salmon are free of sea lice when they are entered into the ocean, but during the fall adult wild salmon may pass sea lice to farm-raised salmon. Sea lice are naturally occurring parasites found on many species of marine fish, pose no risk to humans, but may harm tiny juvenile salmon. Salmon farmers have […]

    Are salmon farm...

    No. A comprehensive study into dozens of possible threats that may have affected the return of Fraser River sockeye (2009) did not find salmon farms to be having a significant negative impact. The $35M Cohen Commission of Inquiry reviewed 600,000 science documents and found the “primary factor” affecting the 2009 return to be environmental factors […]
  • Why are there d...

    In any animal population there are individuals born with deformities, or who suffer from stunted growth or injuries. This is no different in a fish population, and although rare, the protection of the farm enables “poor performing” individuals to survive. When possible, we remove these individuals from the population, and fish that do not meet […]

    Why do we farm ...

    Without aquaculture, wild fish are at risk of overfishing because fish are the world’s largest traded food commodity. Our oceans cannot supply the increased demand for healthy seafood. Similar to what has happened on land over thousands of years, we are now farming the seas, instead of hunting species to extinction. With countries like Canada […]
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