• 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.

  • Oct
  • 06
  • 2015

BCSFA marks a record turnout for this year’s AGM

Last week the BC Salmon Farmers Association held its 2015 Salmon Aquaculture Business Summit and 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Tofino, B.C., hosting over 100 delegates including representatives from member companies, First Nation partners, local, provincial and federal government representatives and scientific experts active in aquaculture research.

  • Oct
  • 05
  • 2015

Marine Harvest Canada first to complete BAP group farm pilot

Marine Harvest Canada has successfully attained BAP certification for 11 farm sites along the B.C. coast, the first set of sites to earn BAP certification under the group farm pilot program developed by the Global Aquaculture Alliance.