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  • Jul
  • 18
  • 2016

BCSFA CORRECTION DOCUMENT: SEA SHEPHERD – “OPERATION VIRUS HUNTER” CAMPAIGN

On Monday July 18th, the Sea Shepherd Society fronted by celebrity activist Pamela Anderson, along with
anti-salmon farming activist Alexandra Morton, launched a new campaign entitled “Operation Virus Hunter”
which they say will be investigating the lawfulness of the salmon farming industry in British Columbia.
To promote their campaign, the Sea Shepherd Society has launched videos and promotional materials
featuring Pamela Anderson and Alexandra Morton who make numerous false and/or misleading statements about nutrition, science, and salmon farming as practiced in British Columbia, Canada.

  • Jun
  • 24
  • 2016

B.C. FARMERS ACHIEVING HIGHEST LEVEL 3RD PARTY CERTIFICATION

Salmon farming companies in B.C. are continuing to achieve the high sustainability commitments they have set. Cermaq Canada has announced that its Mussel Rock farm, located in Clayoquot Sound on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, has been certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) salmon standard. This is the company’s third farm to reach the standard.

  • Jun
  • 09
  • 2016

BCSFA CELEBRATES BC SEAFOOD MONTH WITH THE BC SHELLFISH & SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is proud to celebrate B.C. Seafood Month by actively participating in the BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival, which will run from June 9th through 19th in the Comox Valley. As the largest of its kind in Western Canada, the BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival offers 11 days of chef demonstrations, gala dinners, educational seminars, aquaculture tours, and more.

  • May
  • 20
  • 2016

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

The findings announced by the Strategic Salmon Health Initiative (SSHI) investigators regarding a potential diagnosis of Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (HSMI) in fish from one Atlantic salmon farm in B.C. are important. However, there is no consensus amongst the scientific community about the finding as the fish sampled in this farm showed no clinical signs of disease.

  • May
  • 19
  • 2016

BCSFA STATEMENT ON GMO SALMON

Salmon farmers in B.C. are proud to produce the healthiest and freshest salmon in the world. They do not farm or sell GMO salmon, nor are they researching or considering the possibility of raising transgenic fish. Members of the BCSFA have no plans to change farming practices, which already produce the highest quality fresh salmon in high demand in Canada and abroad. We are committed to sustainability, responsible best practices, and a science based management approach.

  • May
  • 10
  • 2016

B.C. SALMON FARMERS MAKE SIGNIFICANT RESEARCH INVESTMENT

The BC Salmon Farmers Association is helping to bridge knowledge gaps on B.C.’s wild stocks and coastal environment by developing collaborations on seven research projects, with over 30 researchers from 10 organizations, providing almost $420,000 in funding.

  • May
  • 02
  • 2016

GLOBAL DEMAND FOR B.C. FARM-RAISED SALMON AT ALL TIME HIGH

British Columbia set a new record for exports of farm-raised salmon in 2015, and are on track to set new records in 2016 as well. The most encouraging numbers in the final data released by Statistics Canada are those that show an emerging appetite for farm-raised salmon in China, with exports from British Columbia more than doubling over the previous high in 2012. China is now B.C.’s second most important market next to the United States, which has historically been the sector’s primary export market, and remains so today.

  • Jan
  • 08
  • 2016

BCSFA RESPONDS TO KIBENGE ET AL STUDY RESULTS

The BC Salmon Farmers Association has spoken with a number of scientists who all have serious questions about the recent study results published by Kibenge et al in Virology Journal. Please see release for more information.

  • Dec
  • 30
  • 2015

B.C. ENDS THE YEAR STRONG WITH TWO ASC CERTIFIED SALMON FARMS

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – As the year comes to a close, British Columbia achieves two more certifications by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. Marine Harvest Canada has announced that two of its Port Hardy farm sites, Duncan Island and Doyle Island, are the latest salmon farms to attain ASC certification. Collectively, salmon farming companies in B.C. have achieved five ASC certifications throughout 2015 – furthering their commitment to achieve 100% ‘Gold Standard’ third-party certification by 2020.

  • Oct
  • 27
  • 2015

BCSFA PUBLISHES FIRST SUSTAINABILITY PROGRESS REPORT

Salmon farmers in British Columbia are taking further steps towards increasing the availability of information on farming practices and key areas of public interest by publishing a Sustainability Progress Report, released today at GOAL 2015 in Vancouver. The report, a first for salmon farmers in B.C., includes information on all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and economic.