• Dec
  • 20
  • 2017

BCSFA WELCOMES REVIEW TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS FOR COASTAL AREAS

The BC Salmon Farmers Association welcomes the review of science and best practices with respect to fish processing and Integrated Pest Management Regulation in British Columbia.

  • Dec
  • 14
  • 2017

HISTORY OF FALSE FINDINGS RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT NEW CLAIMS

The conclusions of a new paper, published yesterday, are not supported by the data in the paper. The paper attempts to use weak correlational data to make some very strong conclusions regarding the transfer of the piscine orthoreovirus (PRv) from farm-raised salmon to wild salmon, and the consequences to those wild salmon. This is clearly an attempt to disguise advocacy as science and is worrying given the importance of the subject.

  • Nov
  • 28
  • 2017

STATEMENT RE: PROCESSING PLANT WASTEWATER

BC Salmon Farmers Association Executive Director Jeremy Dunn comments on a video showing the wastewater discharge from a salmon processing plant on Vancouver Island.

  • Sep
  • 28
  • 2017

B.C. SALMON FARMERS SHOW RESULTS FROM RECORD PRICES AND STRATEGIC INVESTMENT

An independent economic analysis of the salmon aquaculture industry in British Columbia shows an increase of 37% over the past three years in its value to the province, resulting in the creation of over 1,600 new jobs. Overall, farming and processing 92,800 Metric Tonnes of salmon in 2016 resulted in over $1.5-billion towards the B.C. economy.

  • Sep
  • 18
  • 2017

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM SEAFOOD WATCH PROGRAM RECOMMENDS B.C. FARM-RAISED ATLANTIC SALMON AS A “GOOD ALTERNATIVE’

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program now recommends Atlantic salmon raised in British Columbia as a “good alternative”. Seafood Watch has indicated that this improved rating is due to an increase in independent, transparent, peer reviewed data on the subject of disease transfer between farmed Atlantic salmon and wild salmon populations in British Columbia. There were also improvements to the effluent, habitat, escapes and introduced species criteria.

  • Jul
  • 27
  • 2017

BCSFA STATEMENT RE: SEA SHEPHERD SOCIETY ‘OPERATION VIRUS HUNTER II’

The BC Salmon Farmers Association is responding to the latest activist campaign ‘Operation Virus Hunter II’, organized by the U.S.-based Sea Shepherd Society. This follows last summer’s ‘Operation Virus Hunter’ campaign, that has yet to publish or indicate any scientific findings at all.

  • 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.