• Jun
  • 23
  • 2017

B.C. Seafood Month Highlights Fresh B.C. Seafood

June has been a busy month for the BC Salmon Farmers Association and its members, especially with the BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival taking place from June 9th-18th in the Courtenay – Comox region. The festival offers ten days of seafood tastings, chef demonstrations, gala dinners, educational seminars, aquaculture tours, and more – celebrating B.C.’s seafood industry, producers and its bounty. Here is a recap of some of the fantastic events that the BCSFA and its members had the pleasure of participating in.

  • May
  • 31
  • 2017

JUNE’S BC SEAFOOD FESTIVAL EXPANDING TO CAMPBELL RIVER

As a new addition to the BC Seafood Festival, the Salmon Capital Seafood Taste expands the festivities into Campbell River for the first time. Taking place from 10:30am to 2:00pm on Sunday, June 11th at Spirit Square, this event will feature chef-inspired food stations with creative culinary delights.

  • Apr
  • 13
  • 2017

BCSFA ANNOUNCES EXPANDED PUBLIC SALMON FARM TOUR OFFERINGS FOR 2017

The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is inviting members of the public to join one of its popular tours being offered during the spring/summer of 2017. This year’s public tour offerings will include dates in June, July and August. Tour participants will have the opportunity to visit a farm and learn more about how our vibrant industry works, all the while enjoying a boat ride across the Johnstone Strait – taking in the beautiful scenery and the chance to see marine wildlife.

  • Apr
  • 12
  • 2017

Tim Rundle Named Organic Champion of the Year

On April 5th, BCSFA Executive Board Member / Creative Salmon General Manager, Tim Rundle was honored with the Organic Champion of the Year award at the inaugural Canadian Organic Trade Association’s (COTA) awards night. Held in Vancouver, the event celebrated the contributions of organic agriculture and aquaculture producers across Canada.

  • Apr
  • 05
  • 2017

Surrey Fire Fighters Aim to ‘Ignite a Dream’

On the evening of April 1st, the Surrey Fire Fighters Association hosted their annual ‘Ignite a Dream’ event in an effort to raise money to provide educational opportunities for children in Surrey. Close to 400 guests attended the cocktail style event at the Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, which accommodated 60 different food, wine, and beer stations for the evening.

  • Mar
  • 29
  • 2017

BCSFA FURTHERS SUPPORT OF STRONG INDEPENDENT SCIENCE

The independent Science Advisory Council of the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) has approved $170,000 in funding through the Marine Environmental Research Program for three projects it views as crucial to the collective understanding and sustainability of the marine ecosystem on B.C.’s coast.

  • Mar
  • 24
  • 2017

Healthy Chef Competition Delights the Palate

The 18th Annual Healthy Chef Competition – held on Wednesday, March 22 – showcased the talents of 10 culinary teams, including a team from Vancouver Island University – led by Chef Debbie Shore, Chef Francois De Jong, and Chef David Nolan.

  • Mar
  • 18
  • 2017

Culinary Team From Vancouver Island Takes On Healthy Chefs Competition

For the first time in its 18-year history, the Healthy Chef Competition welcomes a team from Vancouver Island to compete against nine other teams from the Metro Vancouver area on March 22, 2017. This annual competition – presented by the BC Produce Marketing Association and the BC Chefs Association – promises to be a fun evening of gourmet dining.

  • Mar
  • 14
  • 2017

Badinotti reveals its specialized net cleaning vessel, Bravo II

Badinotti celebrated their latest advancement in net cleaning efficiency as they unveiled the Bravo II at the Coast Discovery Marina on Wednesday, March 8th. Members from the aquaculture industry, academic institutions representatives, and the local Campbell River community were invited to tour Badinotti’s new flagship vessel and speak with members of the crew, as well as the Badinotti team about the net cleaning process and what it will mean for the future of the industry.

  • Mar
  • 14
  • 2017

STATEMENT REGARDING STRATEGIC SALMON HEALTH INITIATIVE DIAGNOSIS OF HEART AND SKELETAL MUSCLE INFLAMMATION AT A B.C. FISH FARM

The paper published by SSHI investigators (http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0171471) regarding the diagnosis of Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (HSMI) in fish from one Atlantic salmon farm in B.C. is important, and there is further research ongoing to better understand how HSMI develops and its root cause. The single farm identified in the study had an overall healthy population of salmon, with a low mortality, which showed normal behavior and growth rates. As confirmed in this study, the specific cause of HSMI has not been established, however it is associated with the Piscine Orthoreovirus (PRV) in B.C. Although the specific cause of HSMI has not been established, the population of fish studied entered the marine environment free of PRV.