TODAY’S

BC SALMON FARMERS

TODAY’S

BC SALMON FARMERS

As a designated essential service by Federal and Provincial governments, BC’s salmon farmers are helping to feed Canadians throughout COVID-19. Scroll down to learn more about us, or visit Deeper Dive to get up to speed on the latest research and science.

As a designated essential service by Federal and Provincial governments, BC’s salmon farmers are helping to feed Canadians throughout COVID-19. Scroll down to learn more about us, or visit Deeper Dive to get up to speed on the latest research and science.

By 2030, 60% of all fish consumed will originate from aquaculture. BC is poised to help grow Canada’s Blue Economy.

BC farm-raised salmon is the province’s #1 seafood export, #1 agri-food export and an essential service as designated by Federal and Provincial governments.

Nearly 6,500 well-paid full-time jobs

$1.6 billion in total economic output

$89 million in annual federal, provincial, and municipal taxes

20 First Nations participation agreements

Committed to DRIPA (Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act)

BC salmon farmers align with UN sustainable development goal #2: ZERO HUNGER

Produce 353 million meals of high-quality protein: 6.8 million meals each week

Carbon friendly footprint, with the lowest emissions of all animal protein sectors

Responding to the challenges of COVID-19 to help Vancouver Island’s economy recover.

Designated an essential service by federal and provincial governments.

Immediately investing (2020-2021) $113 million, generating nearly 450 new well-paid jobs, and $5.8 million in near-term annual tax revenue.

Donated more than 120,000 pounds of salmon (equivalent to 500,000 meals) to local, provincial, and national food banks.

Responding to the challenges of COVID-19 to help Vancouver Island’s economy recover.

Designated an essential service by federal and provincial governments.

Immediately investing (2020-2021) $113 million, generating nearly 450 new well-paid jobs, and $5.8 million in near-term annual tax revenue.

Donated more than 120,000 pounds of salmon (equivalent to 500,000 meals) to local, provincial, and national food banks.

Regional Economic Impacts

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on coastal Vancouver Island.

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Learn about salmon farming’s impact

on coastal Vancouver Island.

Estimated Total Economic Impacts from Salmon Farming by Region, 2019 ($millions)

Source: RIAS Inc. calculations. (n.e.s.= not elsewhere specified)

Meet our People

Hear some of the stories that make the people behind our work so special.

Meet our People

Hear some of the stories that make the people behind our work so special.

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