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  • BC 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. The BCSFA expects to ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • Bc Salmon Farmers Welcome New Aquaculture Regulations

    Minister Gail Shea of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced new national Aquaculture Activities Regulations today that she says will modernize and streamline the regulatory environment for Aquaculture in Canada.   “Salmon farmers in British Columbia have been asking for a modernized regulation of our farming practices for a number of years and are happy to see the ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • BC`s salmon farmers to be featured on 60 Minutes

    Vancouver Island and BC’s beautiful coast will get international attention this weekend as the province’s top agricultural export, farm-raised salmon, is featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes. The show is scheduled to air May 11, 2014 “It’s great that 60 Minutes came to the area to learn first-hand the value and integrity of the BC salmon farming industry,” said Vic ...

  • New jobs created by stronger rules, say BC’s salmon farmers

    Better rules would mean better opportunity for BC’s salmon farmers, a senate committee was told today by representatives of the sector. While BC’s salmon farming community currently contributes $800-million to the provincial economy, it could grow to $1.4 billion by 2020, resulting in 8,000 total jobs. By 2035, it could reach $3.5 billion and 20,000 jobs. All the sector ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • B.C. Salmon Farmers grow sustainability efforts to meet demand

    B.C. salmon farmers are celebrating Aquaculture Awareness Week, September 21 – 27, by reaffirming their commitment to sustainability. By 2020, B.C. aims to be the first region in the world to be certified by ‘Gold Standard’ environmental programs, which includes having all farm-raised Atlantic salmon certified to the standards set out by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • Global farmed salmon industry launches sustainability initiative

    CEOs of the global farmed salmon industry have launched a major industry-led sustainability initiative. The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) unites 15 global farmed salmon producers committed to greater industry cooperation and transparency, in order to achieve significant and continuous progress in industry sustainability. The initiative aims to make significant strides in providing a sustainable ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Aura Sustainability EPA Submission to the King Salmon Proposal

    Firstly we would like to start by saying we are big fans of Marlborough farmed Salmon and regularly purchase, cook and eat it.  It is a world class product and one that Marlborough should be proud of producing.  It also goes rather well with our other world renowned product, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.  We are also advocates of sustainable growth for the Marlborough region and its ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Salmon Farming Industry & CSR / Sustainability reporting: 2013 Benchmarking Study is out

    2013 Seafood Intelligence BENCHMARKING report of the World’s Top 35 salmon & trout farmers’ and Top 3 salmon feed firms' Corporate, Social & Environmental Responsibility (CSER) reporting, in English Salmon Farming – Of CSR/RSE & Environment& “Sustainability” Reporting  - ...


    By Seafood Intelligence

  • 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.   The company expects its first ASC certified salmon to be available to ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • California farmers reap record sales in record drought

    A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died. California's 76,400 farms recorded $53.5 billion in sales in 2014, the year Gov. Jerry Brown declared the state in a drought emergency and launched what in 2015 became mandatory conservation ...


    By Associated Press

  • Dismissal of class action stands, appeal denied

    An application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada by Chief Bob Chamberlin, Chief of the Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation has been denied. The leave to appeal was filed from a decision made in May 2012, which overturned the certification of an action by Chief Chamberlin as a class action lawsuit.  “The commitment our farmers have made in First Nations communities ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • Opportunities for aquaculture to be highlighted at Senate hearings

    Visiting senators could provide a great boost to the salmon farming business on Vancouver Island, agree the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce and BC Salmon Farmers Association. Members of the Senate Standing Committee for Fisheries and Oceans are visiting Tofino, Campbell River, Comox Valley and Nanaimo next week on a fact-finding tour. The committee is currently researching a study on the ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • NRDC: The House Can’t Outlaw California’s Drought

    The House today passed a purported anti-drought measure for California that would do nothing to ease the state’s unprecedented water crisis, but would seriously harm the interests of farmers, fishermen and small businesses. The bill, H.R. 3964, would preempt state law, rip up the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement that benefits all Californians, including farmers, and eliminate ...

  • BioMar plant first to comply with new ASC-standard

    We are very pleased about this approval, as it means, that fish farmers, who want to become ASC certified, can utilize our feed, says Ole Christensen, Managing Director for the BioMar factory in Denmark. Ole Christensen notes with satisfaction, that the systems, BioMar has put in place to document responsible purchasing of e.g. fish meal, fish oil, and soya, are working according to the ...


    By The BioMar group

  • Is the aquaculture boom starting to fade?

    The aquaculture industry has reached an important crossroads, with new challenges emerging regarding the sector’s ability to meet future world demand for fish. Small-scale farmers in developing countries are facing difficulties in exporting their produce, and need help to become competitive and access global markets, according to FAO. In 2006, the world consumed 110.4 million tonnes of fish, ...

  • Scientists say feeding fish soy, not fish, more sustainable

    Research supported by the soybean industry is looking to convert some farm-raised fish into vegetarians. A South Dakota State University fisheries scientist is developing a soy protein feed that's tasty and easily digestible to eventually reduce the industry's need for using wild-caught fish as food for farm-raised fish. Much of the tilapia, Atlantic salmon and catfish that Americans toss into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Klamath Tribes and feds exercise water rights

    Tens of thousands of acres in Oregon's drought-stricken Klamath Basin will have to go without irrigation water this summer after the Klamath Tribes and the federal government exercised newly confirmed powers that put the tribes in the driver's seat over water use - a move ranchers fear will be economically disastrous. Klamath Tribes Chairman Don Gentry and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fishing for sustainable practices to conserve fisheries

    Global fish production has reached an all-time high, according to research done by Nourishing the Planet (www.NourishingthePlanet.org) for the Worldwatch Institute’s Vital Signs Online publication. Aquaculture, or fish farming—once a minor contributor to total fish harvest—increased 50-fold between the 1950s and 2008 and now contributes nearly ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • ACWA Honors Patterson Irrigation District With 2012 Clair A. Hill Award

    The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) today presented the prestigious Clair A. Hill Award to Patterson Irrigation District for its Fish Screen Intake Project. The award was presented during the annual ACWA Spring Conference & Exhibition in Monterey, where more than 1,700 local water officials are gathered through Friday for programs and panel discussions on a variety of key water ...


    By Marketwire

  • World fish trade to set new records

    The booming world fish trade is generating more wealth than ever before, but countries must help small-scale fishers and fish farmers benefit too, FAO said today. Global fishery production from wild capture fisheries and aquaculture is expected to set a new record in 2013 at 160 million tonnes, up from 157 million tonnes the previous year, while exports will reach $136 billion, ...

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