Coastal

Communities

Though BC Salmon Farmer products

are sold around the world, many benefits

are realized locally.

Coastal Communities

Though BC Salmon Farmer products are sold around the world, many benefits are realized locally.

A salmon farmer fixing fish netting.
A salmon farmer standing outside on a fish farm.

Salmon Farming is Good News for Coastal Communities

Farming companies and their employees are an integral part of BC’s coastal communities — living locally, supporting causes, volunteering at events, and generally improving life in the community.

BC fish farmers hire locally and have a strong employee base in coastal communities providing steady and rewarding employment to thousands of people, invigorating economies of many coastal communities.

Salmon farmers participate in and support wild salmon conservation projects, beach cleanup activities, and other community events. Financial donations to scholarships, school projects and community organizations as well as financial and product donations to fundraisers, food banks – further demonstrate industry’s commitment to their communities.


Excel Career College is an Indigenous owned Post-Secondary Institution that has been adapting and growing along with the BC salmon farming industry. The College delivers customized and practical training in the coastal communities where salmon farmers are looking to hire creating opportunities for the community and supporting the economy of British Columbia.”

Pauline Stevenson, President, Excel Career College, Courtenay, BC.

Wild Salmon Enhancement

BC salmon farmers are committed to our wild salmon populations by supporting a wide variety of salmon enhancement initiatives in the communities we live in, to preserve, protect and enhance our coastal wild fish stocks. In addition to funding dozens of annual projects and donating equipment, BC salmon farming company employees also volunteer to help with activities like fin clipping, stream restoration and seines for brood stock. Being responsible environmental stewards and supporting the future health of wild salmon is important for us all.

Project —

Ukee Days

“Every summer the community of Ucluelet holds Ukee Days, a 3-day weekend long festival celebrating life on the West Coast. The event kicks off with the community BBQ for 350 people. Creative Salmon has been consistently involved, donating product, labour, and time to help make the evening a hit. This company has quietly participated for going on 20 years. It wouldn’t be the Ukee Days West Coast BBQ without Creative Salmon’s support and energy.”

Abigail K. Fortune, Manager of Parks & Recreation, District of Ucluelet.

Salmon farmers cooking some farmed salmon on a bbq at an event.
Salmon farmers cooking some farmed salmon on a bbq at an event.

Project —

Ukee Days

“Every summer the community of Ucluelet holds Ukee Days, a 3-day weekend long festival celebrating life on the West Coast. The event kicks off with the community BBQ for 350 people. Creative Salmon has been consistently involved, donating product, labour, and time to help make the evening a hit. This company has quietly participated for going on 20 years. It wouldn’t be the Ukee Days West Coast BBQ without Creative Salmon’s support and energy.”

Abigail K. Fortune, Manager of Parks & Recreation, District of Ucluelet.

A group of ladies using sewing machines to make clothes for charity.

Project —

Campbell River Specialized Recreation Programs

“It’s our goal to create opportunities for a positive recreation experience for everyone. Grieg Seafood have been an amazing supporter of our programs for many years and it is deeply appreciated. Thanks for helping to make our programs affordable to all!”

Judy Ridgway, Programmer, Recreation & Culture, City of Campbell River.

2019 Sustainability Report

2019 Technology Report

2019 Sustainability Report

2019 Technology Report