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  • Nov
  • 14
  • 2016

B.C. SALMON FARMERS ANNOUNCE 2017 CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS

The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) Marine Environmental Research Program (MERP) is now accepting proposals for 2017 for projects that will provide a better understanding of the marine environment and B.C.’s wild marine species, particularly wild salmon stocks.

  • Oct
  • 25
  • 2016

STATEMENT RE: BILL C-228 – OCEAN SALMON FARMING IS GOOD FOR BC

The BC Salmon Farmers Association is issuing the following statement in regards to Port Moody-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly’s Private Member’s Bill C-228.

“The World Wildlife Fund has set a new global standard for environmentally sustainable salmon farming and B.C. salmon farmers are accelerating towards meeting that standard faster than any region in the world. The BCSFA does not support Bill C-228 and believes B.C’s competitive advantage is our vast ocean resource, and that responsible stewardship of that resource will provide economic advancement for coastal communities, First Nations, and protect wild salmon for generations to come. Globally, salmon farmers have come a long way from the either-or dialogue of land-based or marine-based farming and have adopted practices that utilize both to their maximum advantage to develop the industry in a responsible way. Salmon farmers in B.C. alone have invested over $50-million in environmentally advanced modern farming infrastructure over the past two years alone in both land and marine based farming technology.”

  • Oct
  • 14
  • 2016

B.C. SALMON FARMERS PUBLISH 2016 SUSTAINABILITY PROGRESS REPORT

Salmon farmers in British Columbia are achieving third-party certifications as fast, or faster than any region in the world with farmers raising Atlantic Salmon – representing about 95% of the average annual harvest, hitting key milestones on their way to fulfilling their commitment of being 100% certified to Aquaculture Stewardship salmon standard by 2020. This is detailed in the 2016 BCSFA Sustainability Progress Report released today at the 2016 BCSFA Business Summit in Campbell River, B.C.

  • Oct
  • 11
  • 2016

NEW REPORT: HOW GREEN ARE YOUR FOOD CHOICES? FARM-RAISED SALMON – LOWEST OVERALL ENVIRONMENTAL COST FOR PROTEIN

A detailed assessment of consumers’ most common protein choices shows salmon raised in the ocean have the lowest overall cost to the environment. A new study prepared for the BCSFA by Ottawa based RIAS Inc. examines the evidence from life-cycle analyses in the literature on the environmental footprint of B.C. farm-raised salmon compared to production of other food proteins.

  • Oct
  • 07
  • 2016

15% OF ACTIVE B.C. SALMON FARMS NOW MEET WORLD’S TOUGHEST 3RD PARTY ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

British Columbia’s salmon farming sector is celebrating two more farms achieving world leading third-party certification for responsibly farmed seafood. BC Salmon Farmers Association member Marine Harvest Canada has achieved the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) salmon standard for its Bull Harbour and Goat Cove salmon farm sites.

  • Aug
  • 30
  • 2016

ANOTHER MILESTONE ACHIEVED IN DRIVE FOR HIGHEST 3RD PARTY ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

Salmon farming companies in British Columbia continue to put investment in world leading farming practices into action with two more farms achieving the ASC salmon standard. Cermaq Canada has 20% of its farms ASC certified – announcing that its Brent Island and Venture Point farms, located in the Okisollo Channel near Quadra Island, have now met the standard.

  • Aug
  • 09
  • 2016

STATEMENT RE: FEDERAL RESPONSE TO COHEN RECOMMENDATIONS

In an update provided today at the DFO West Vancouver Laboratory Centre for Aquarium and Environmental Research, Minister Dominic LeBlanc shared the progress Fisheries and Oceans Canada has made on the Cohen recommendations since they were released in October 2012, and provided a pathway for their future science-based approach to protecting wild pacific salmon.

  • Jul
  • 29
  • 2016

B.C. DAY SUCCESS STORY: HOMEGROWN INDUSTRY ON PACE TO SHATTER EXPORT RECORDS, CREATING JOBS IN COASTAL COMMUNITIES AND OPPORTUNITY FOR FIRST NATIONS

As residents throughout the province celebrate the B.C. Day long weekend, a homegrown industry is boosting B.C.’s exports by putting fish on dinner plates at a record-setting pace. Recently released data from Stats Canada (January to May 2016) shows exports of farm-raised salmon to key Asian markets is on a record setting pace in 2016, with many markets already eclipsing previous annual volumes.

  • Jul
  • 18
  • 2016

BCSFA STATEMENT RE: SEA SHEPHERD SOCIETY CELEBRITY CAMPAIGN

The BC Salmon Farmers Association is responding to today’s activist campaign launch, this time featuring Pamela Anderson and the Sea Shepherd Society. The Sea Shepard Society says they are going to travel up the BC coast over the course of several weeks, stopping at various salmon farms to “conduct audits”, which will be done in a “non-aggressive and non-harassing manner”. B.C. Salmon Farmers are concerned about the aims of this voyage and campaign. Although they have reinforced that they will be “non-aggressive and non-harassing” when approaching farms, the Sea Shepherd society has a long history of doing the opposite. Farming companies place great emphasis on the health and safety of employees, and the health and wellbeing of their animals.

  • 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.