• Dec
  • 30
  • 2015

B.C. ENDS THE YEAR STRONG WITH TWO ASC CERTIFIED SALMON FARMS

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – 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 B.C. have achieved five ASC certifications throughout 2015 – furthering their commitment to achieve 100% ‘Gold Standard’ third-party certification by 2020.

  • Dec
  • 23
  • 2015

Salmon farmers help make Christmas dinner for seniors a success

Nearly 80 seniors walked through the doors of the Sayward Heritage Hall this year for the communities’ annual Senior’s Christmas Dinner. Known to be a highlight in the Vancouver Island community’s social calendar for decades, the annual dinner offers seniors the chance to reconnect and socialize with others in the community.

  • Dec
  • 11
  • 2015

Creative Salmon celebrates 25 years

Celebrating 25 years in business is both a cause for celebration and a reason to look back at how it all began.

  • Nov
  • 23
  • 2015

To conserve, protect, and eat healthy

Since 1998, Nov. 21 has been recognized as World Fisheries day. Over the 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.

  • Nov
  • 06
  • 2015

Festival MOSAIC Celebrates a Mosaic of Cultures in Vancouver

Entering into the Roundhouse Community Centre’s Exhibition Hall for Festival MOSAIC on November 2nd, was a delightful experience for the senses. The room was filled with joy as Metro Vancouver residents gathered together to celebrate the Mosaic of cultures in the city.

  • Oct
  • 29
  • 2015

Sustainability is part of our culture

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.

  • Oct
  • 27
  • 2015

BCSFA PUBLISHES FIRST SUSTAINABILITY PROGRESS REPORT

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.

  • Oct
  • 23
  • 2015

Port Hardy business experiences growth spurt

For Bruce and Carol Dirom, smoking salmon began as a hobby, as well as a way to supplement their family’s income. Founded in 1994 with only three employees, Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish Inc. has evolved into one of the largest employers in Port Hardy.

  • Oct
  • 16
  • 2015

Farming for the Future

Whether you are eating fresh salmon sashimi, a grilled salmon fillet or smoked salmon, odds are it was farm-raised. Over the last 25 years, global salmon production has more than doubled. According to the International Salmon Farmers Association (ISFA), salmon farmers around the world produce 2.1 million tonnes of salmon annually, which provides roughly 14.8 billion healthy meals on dinner tables around the world each year.

  • Oct
  • 08
  • 2015

Grieg’s Skuna Bay hatchery achieves BAP certification

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) has awarded its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification to Grieg Seafood’s Gold River hatchery on Vancouver Island.