• 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.

  • Jun
  • 11
  • 2015

COMMITMENT MOVES TO ACHIEVEMENT AS B.C. CELEBRATES TWO FURTHER ASC CERTIFIED SALMON FARMS

Salmon farmers in B.C. continue to reach significant milestones on their way to achieving 100% ‘Gold Standard’ third-party certification by 2020 with the announcement of two further salmon farms certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. Cermaq Canada has announced that it is North America’s first salmon farming company to have achieved ASC certification for multiple […]

  • Mar
  • 16
  • 2015

FIRST-EVER GLOBAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC REPORT ON SALMON FARMING RELEASED

Salmon farmers are producing 14.8-billion meals each year and creating 121,000 jobs around the world, according to the first socio-economic report on the salmon farming industry that was released today at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Mass.

  • Mar
  • 10
  • 2015

B.C. SALMON FARMERS ACHIEVE FURTHER CERTIFICATION MILESTONES

Salmon farmers in B.C. continue to work towards meeting the requirements of stringent third-party environmental certification programs. Today, another milestone has been reached as Marine Harvest Canada has become just the second salmon farming company in the world to achieve four-star Global Aquaculture Alliance – Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status.

  • Feb
  • 13
  • 2015

HOW HEART HEALTHY ARE BRITISH COLUMBIANS?

The results of the province-wide survey show that although 80% of B.C. residents feel they have a heart healthy diet, only 11% of respondents report having more than 5 servings of fresh or frozen salmon in the past month – lower than Canada’s Food Guide recommendation of 2 per week for oily fish.

  • Jan
  • 22
  • 2015

B.C. CELEBRATES NORTH AMERICA’S FIRST ASC CERTIFIED SALMON FARM

British Columbia is now home to North America’s first salmon farm certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. Marine Harvest Canada has announced that its Marsh Bay farm has joined fewer than 30 salmon farms worldwide in achieving the certification first developed by the World Wildlife Fund.

  • Dec
  • 11
  • 2014

B.C. SALMON FARMERS COMMIT $1.5-­‐MILLION TOWARDS FURTHERING SALMON RESEARCH

The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is taking a major step towards learning more about B.C.’s coastal environment, particularly wild salmon. Today the Association is announcing that it will invest $1.5-million over the next five years, partnering with academics and independent science-based organizations to expand knowledge of B.C.’s aquatic environment.

  • Oct
  • 07
  • 2014

SALMON FARMERS INVITED BY TLA-O-QUI-AHT FIRST NATION TO TOFINO FOR 2015 AGM

This will mark the first time the BCSFA has held its AGM on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and the first time B.C.’s salmon farmers have been collectively invited into the traditional territory of a coastal First Nation.

  • Sep
  • 22
  • 2014

B.C. FARM-RAISED SALMON FEATURED AT BEIJING HOUSE RESTAURANT TO CELEBRATE AQUACULTURE AWARENESS WEEK

Aquaculture Awareness Week in Campbell River will have a new flavour this year. Beijing House Restaurant chef Eric Zhao is fusing his native northern Chinese cuisine with B.C. farm-raised salmon in a new signature dish: Zhao’s Kung Pao Salmon.