• Dec
  • 11
  • 2014

B.C. SALMON FARMERS COMMIT $1.5-­‐MILLION TOWARDS FURTHERING SALMON RESEARCH

The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is taking a major step towards learning more about B.C.’s coastal environment, particularly wild salmon. Today the Association is announcing that it will invest $1.5-million over the next five years, partnering with academics and independent science-based organizations to expand knowledge of B.C.’s aquatic environment.

  • Nov
  • 18
  • 2014

New Project Aims to Improve Fish Quality

A new project to improve fish quality to consumers and increase predictability was initiated by Marine Harvest Canada, a member of the BC Salmon Farmers Association. The Performance Evaluation Harvest (PEH) entails the collection of detailed data on salmon processed in their Port Hardy plant.

  • Nov
  • 10
  • 2014

CFIA Finds No Evidence of Infectious Salmon Anaemia on the West Coast

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has completed a two-year intensive testing initiative and found no evidence of infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) or infectious pancreatic necrosis (IPN) in wild salmon on the west coast.

  • Oct
  • 24
  • 2014

Small Business Week Profile: Salish Soils

When Sechelt First Nation member Aaron Joe started his composting facility, Salish Soils, his aim was to turn waste into a viable and valuable product while using entrepreneurship to move his community toward a model of self-reliance.

  • Oct
  • 22
  • 2014

Small Business Week Profile: GNN Marine Services

Having been in business for three years and working with salmon aquaculture client Marine Harvest since 2012, GNN Marine Services has also successfully been running a training program for their band members who have their Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) certification.

  • Oct
  • 20
  • 2014

Small Business Week Profile: DiveSafe International

Campbell River’s commercial dive school, DiveSafe International, has taught students coast to coast in Canada, and now is on the brink of signing on to train divers in Panama.

  • Oct
  • 07
  • 2014

SALMON FARMERS INVITED BY TLA-O-QUI-AHT FIRST NATION TO TOFINO FOR 2015 AGM

This will mark the first time the BCSFA has held its AGM on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and the first time B.C.’s salmon farmers have been collectively invited into the traditional territory of a coastal First Nation.

  • Sep
  • 30
  • 2014

Heart-Healthy Salmon

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 super-foods, 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.

  • Sep
  • 22
  • 2014

B.C. FARM-RAISED SALMON FEATURED AT BEIJING HOUSE RESTAURANT TO CELEBRATE AQUACULTURE AWARENESS WEEK

Aquaculture Awareness Week in Campbell River will have a new flavour this year. Beijing House Restaurant chef Eric Zhao is fusing his native northern Chinese cuisine with B.C. farm-raised salmon in a new signature dish: Zhao’s Kung Pao Salmon.

  • Sep
  • 22
  • 2014

B.C. SALMON FARMERS GROW SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS TO MEET DEMAND

By 2020, B.C. aims to be the first region in the world to be certified by ‘Gold Standard’ environmental programs, which includes having all farm-raised Atlantic salmon certified to the standards set out by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).