• 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.

  • 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.