Seafood West & 2018 Annual General Meeting


The BC Salmon Farmers Association’s summit – Seafood West – will be held in conjunction with the 2018 34th Annual General Meeting on September 27 and 28th, 2018 in Campbell River, B.C.

This year’s program will feature renowned speakers that reinforce the key theme of the importance of collaborations and building on our strengths to progress. The emphasis will be on the value of independent science, partnerships, realizing potential, and telling our story.




September 27 and 28th, 2018


Campbell River, B.C.

Please contact Meghan Charles (meghan@bcsalmonfarmers.ca) to register.


Thursday September 27, 2018

New Product Showcase

Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Location: Thunderbird Hall, Campbell River

Six BCSFA service and supply members will have the opportunity to present for 15-minutes on their latest offerings that are designed to progress the salmon farming sector.

Sharing Salmon (members only)

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Location: Thunderbird Hall, Campbell River

BCSFA Annual General Meeting (members only)

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Thunderbird Hall, Campbell River

Open to all BCSFA members, the 34th Annual General Meeting will review the past year, and look forward towards 2019. Led by the BCSFA Executive team, the AGM will include the Auditor's Financial Report, and the election of BCSFA Directors.

Seafood West Welcome Reception

Time: 5:30-9:30pm
Location: Shelter Point Distillery, Oyster River (shuttles will be provided from Downtown Campbell River)

Kicking off Seafood West, this culinary tasting reception showcases the talents of B.C.’s West Coast chefs and features a variety of B.C.’s fresh farm-raised fish. This intimate event offers attendees the perfect opportunity to network with BCSFA members, government representatives, Seafood West participants and VIP guests.

Friday September 28, 2018

Seafood West Summit

Time: 8:00am-1:30 pm

Location: Thunderbird Hall, Campbell River

We are currently building an exciting program of renowned speakers, focusing on topics related to the economy and the environment. Our featured speakers are:

Chef Barton Seaver

Executive Chef and Sustainable Seafood Innovator

Topic : Turning the Tide on Positive Stories

As an author, chef and sustainable seafood advocate, Barton will share his perspectives on the importance of positive stories to influence and impact others. Stories that go well beyond environmental metrics, and embrace culture, economy, health and quality of life.


Dr. Richard Beamish

Emeritus Scientist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Topic : International Salmon Expedition

Dr. Beamish will provide an overview of trends in the state of the wild fisheries in the North Pacific. Details and aspirations for his upcoming international salmon expedition will be shared.

Marco Valicenti 

Director General,  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Topic : The Future of Salmon Farming: Implementing the Barton Report

From a high-level overview of the Barton Report, Mr. Valicenti will discuss the objectives of the federal government's Economic Growth Council, with a detailed look at the recommendations of the AgFood table, which positions Canada's aquaculture and Agfood sector for long term growth.

Chef John Carlo Felicella

Culinary Team British Columbia

John Carlo will be one of our featured chefs for the Seafood West Reception at Shelter Point, creating a culinary delight to tantalize your tastebuds.
BCSFA will announce a new partnership with BC Culinary Team as it works towards gold medal status and world recognition while representing BC at the 25th Culinary Olympics in Germany in 2020.


Please come out and meet BCSFA’s new Executive Director, John Paul Fraser. Check back for a full program.



Farm Tour

Date & Time: September 28 / 2:30pm–6:00pm

Location: Way West Water Taxi, Campbell River

Company representatives will lead delegates in covered water taxis to a salmon farm for a 3.5-4 hour round-trip tour. This event has limited capacity, so please sign up by September 21st, 2018. Contact Mairi Edgar for more information (mairi@bcsalmonfarmers.ca).


Coast Discovery Inn

Rooms include: Comfort Rooms available, starting at $125 per night.
Call the hotel at 1-250-287-7155

Comfort Inn and Suites

Rooms include: Mix of room types, starting at $129 per night. Deluxe rooms can be reserved for an additional $20.
Call the toll free reservation line to book at 1-844-914-5117

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