• Dec
  • 14
  • 2017

HISTORY OF FALSE FINDINGS RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT NEW CLAIMS

The conclusions of a new paper, published yesterday, are not supported by the data in the paper. The paper attempts to use weak correlational data to make some very strong conclusions regarding the transfer of the piscine orthoreovirus (PRv) from farm-raised salmon to wild salmon, and the consequences to those wild salmon. This is clearly an attempt to disguise advocacy as science and is worrying given the importance of the subject.

  • Nov
  • 28
  • 2017

STATEMENT RE: PROCESSING PLANT WASTEWATER

BC Salmon Farmers Association Executive Director Jeremy Dunn comments on a video showing the wastewater discharge from a salmon processing plant on Vancouver Island.

  • Sep
  • 28
  • 2017

B.C. SALMON FARMERS SHOW RESULTS FROM RECORD PRICES AND STRATEGIC INVESTMENT

An independent economic analysis of the salmon aquaculture industry in British Columbia shows an increase of 37% over the past three years in its value to the province, resulting in the creation of over 1,600 new jobs. Overall, farming and processing 92,800 Metric Tonnes of salmon in 2016 resulted in over $1.5-billion towards the B.C. economy.

  • Sep
  • 18
  • 2017

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM SEAFOOD WATCH PROGRAM RECOMMENDS B.C. FARM-RAISED ATLANTIC SALMON AS A “GOOD ALTERNATIVE’

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program now recommends Atlantic salmon raised in British Columbia as a “good alternative”. Seafood Watch has indicated that this improved rating is due to an increase in independent, transparent, peer reviewed data on the subject of disease transfer between farmed Atlantic salmon and wild salmon populations in British Columbia. There were also improvements to the effluent, habitat, escapes and introduced species criteria.

  • Jul
  • 27
  • 2017

BCSFA STATEMENT RE: SEA SHEPHERD SOCIETY ‘OPERATION VIRUS HUNTER II’

The BC Salmon Farmers Association is responding to the latest activist campaign ‘Operation Virus Hunter II’, organized by the U.S.-based Sea Shepherd Society. This follows last summer’s ‘Operation Virus Hunter’ campaign, that has yet to publish or indicate any scientific findings at all.

  • May
  • 31
  • 2017

JUNE’S BC SEAFOOD FESTIVAL EXPANDING TO CAMPBELL RIVER

As a new addition to the BC Seafood Festival, the Salmon Capital Seafood Taste expands the festivities into Campbell River for the first time. Taking place from 10:30am to 2:00pm on Sunday, June 11th at Spirit Square, this event will feature chef-inspired food stations with creative culinary delights.

  • Apr
  • 13
  • 2017

BCSFA ANNOUNCES EXPANDED PUBLIC SALMON FARM TOUR OFFERINGS FOR 2017

The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is inviting members of the public to join one of its popular tours being offered during the spring/summer of 2017. This year’s public tour offerings will include dates in June, July and August. Tour participants will have the opportunity to visit a farm and learn more about how our vibrant industry works, all the while enjoying a boat ride across the Johnstone Strait – taking in the beautiful scenery and the chance to see marine wildlife.

  • Mar
  • 29
  • 2017

BCSFA FURTHERS SUPPORT OF STRONG INDEPENDENT SCIENCE

The independent Science Advisory Council of the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) has approved $170,000 in funding through the Marine Environmental Research Program for three projects it views as crucial to the collective understanding and sustainability of the marine ecosystem on B.C.’s coast.

  • Mar
  • 14
  • 2017

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

The paper published by SSHI investigators (http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0171471) regarding the diagnosis of Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (HSMI) in fish from one Atlantic salmon farm in B.C. is important, and there is further research ongoing to better understand how HSMI develops and its root cause. The single farm identified in the study had an overall healthy population of salmon, with a low mortality, which showed normal behavior and growth rates. As confirmed in this study, the specific cause of HSMI has not been established, however it is associated with the Piscine Orthoreovirus (PRV) in B.C. Although the specific cause of HSMI has not been established, the population of fish studied entered the marine environment free of PRV.

  • Mar
  • 09
  • 2017

NEW RECORD VALUE FOR B.C. FARM RAISED SALMON EXPORTS: OVER $540-MILLION IN 2016

Global sales of fresh B.C farm-raised salmon reached a record $745-million CAD in 2016 with exports to 12-markets valued over $544-million. Domestic demand for salmon raised in B.C. continues to be strong amidst record high global salmon prices, while the United States remains the primary destination for exports. Markets in Asia are showing huge potential with year-over-year growth more than doubling in many markets.