• Jun
  • 15
  • 2016

Annual BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival Unites Local & International Participants

Running from June 9-19, the 10th Annual BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival kicked off last week in the Comox Valley. As the largest of its kind in Western Canada, the festival offers attendees eleven days of chef demonstrations, gala dinners, educational seminars, aquaculture tours, and more – celebrating the B.C.’s seafood industry, producers and its bounty.

  • May
  • 25
  • 2016

Building Community Through Food

What started as an effort to bridge the gap between seniors and high school students has now become a popular weekly community event for Maple Ridge Secondary School.

  • Jan
  • 26
  • 2016

B.C. company leads aquaculture industry with tech advancements

Canadian-based AgriMarine Technologies Inc. (ATI) is testing and developing new clean technologies that are shaping the future of the aquaculture industry. Centering its efforts at AgriMarine’s flagship farm West Coast Fishculture (Lois Lake) Ltd, the company is creating technologies designed to lower the environmental impact and economic cost of running a fish farm.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • Sep
  • 23
  • 2015

Creative Salmon helps restore their neighborhood creek

With the help of Creative Salmon, Central Westcoast Forest Society is working to reverse decades of logging damage to Coho Creek.

  • Aug
  • 28
  • 2015

Water-Smart Food

It’s been around for centuries, but only recently has this technology garnered renewed attention in both commercial and research sectors. Aquaponics, a type of integrated food production system, is a method of growing fish and plants in the same water. What makes aquaponics special? These fully contained, 100% re-circulating water systems set the standard for maximizing local water resources.

  • Aug
  • 11
  • 2015

Salmon Farming’s Second-Generation

Farming has long-since been understood as a generational business, and this sentiment is no different for salmon farming in B.C. In just 30 years, companies are starting to see the children of salmon farming pioneers passionate and eager to get involved in B.C.’s most profitable aquaculture industry.