Salmon Farmers Building Social License With First Nations

KingFisher Welded Sportfishing Boats Supports Water Safety

Cermaq Canada Produces Fresh Farmed Atlantic Salmon in the Cold Clean Waters of B.C.

Cermaq Scholarships for Ahousaht Students to Pursue Bright Futures

The new Chief Technical Officer (CTO) will play a key role driving innovation and sustainable development for the aquaculture industry. 

Assisting Ahousaht Students Access Higher Education

Cermaq Salmon Delights at BC Healthy Chefs Competition

Mar. 7, 2017 - Campbell River, B.C.,  By Ian Roberts, Salmon Farmer, 25 years

Badinotti Acquires Two More State-of-the-Art On-Site Net Washing Vessels

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Report of the Independent Expert Panel on Aquaculture Science

FishSafeBC Transport Canada Orange Decal Program


Such a move would only increase pressure on wild Pacific salmon and deliver a crushing blow to rural coast communities

   Seafood farming exists in a very complex regulatory and science environment. There a very large body of high quality science that has been done, but the public is oftentimes not aware of this work.
      We support these recommendations to advance public understanding of the science of aquaculture. We strongly agree with the Panel that “Open science represents an important opportunity for meaningful engagement with communities, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and external science experts.”
      The Panel also identifies the complexity of the regulatory system for seafood farming as a barrier to better communications. The recent announcement by federal and provincial ministers to support a federal Aquaculture Act, will, we hope, help address this complexity and lead to a more integrated and efficient approach to regulating and communicating about our sector.

Seafood Farming in Canada is Diverse

Restoring Sockeye Salmon Stocks

Sustainability is a Choice

JP Fraser speaks to BCSFA AGM

Cermaq Canada

Designing Marine Emergency Duties for Fishing Crew Members



My last blog post discussed fake seafood news. That blog post was timely, given an old online article has found new life on the internet titled  “Farmed Salmon – One of the Most Toxic Foods in the World.”  To be blunt, this is a poorly crafted piece of nonsense, and so far removed from fact that even correcting it seems to provide unworthy credibility. However, I feel we owe a response to the people who aren’t salmon farmers, who may not know our business intimately enough to respond themselves, and simply love our product but are understandably enraged.

Victoria Industrial Safety Training Instructs the Safe Operation of All Types of Forklifts

Dr. Dick Beamish's Talk at Seafood West Summit 2018

B.C. Salmon Farmers Publish 2016 Sustainability Progress Report

Tŝilhqot’in Nation Announces Full Closure of Steelhead Fisheries

Creative Salmon Looking Back and Ahead

WILLIAMS LAKE, BC - Mar. 20, 2018 - Due to immediate threat, the Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) has closed all fishing of the endangered Chilcotin River Steelhead Trout. Given the 81% population decline, the Tŝilhqot’in Nation is forgoing their collective Aboriginal right to fish Steelhead for food, social and ceremonial purposes.  

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Born into the Industry; the roots of Brown’s Bay Packing Company

BCSFA Speaks Out on Forcing a Move to Closed Containment

Changes Could Fix It

World’s most toxic “news”?

Coastal First Nations leaders, salmon farm workers gather to speak about the importance of aquaculture, tell Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to stay off their traditional territories and partners’ farms

Cermaq Welcomes the Launch of UN Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business

Science Seminar Showcases Latest Ocean and Aquaculture Research

Fish Safe BC’s core programs provide fishermen with relevant safety training either on their own vessels or in their community. Focus remains on the Safest Catch Program and outreach to the smaller boat fleet.                           READ IT HERE

OTTAWA - Dec. 13, 2018 - The Independent Panel on Aquaculture Science, led by Chief Science Advisor to the federal government, Dr Mona Nemer, has today released its recommendations.

The pressure we've put on wild salmon has created serious management challenges, according to John Paul Fraser, Executive Director of the B.C. Salmon Farmers Association. Fraser is familiar with the subject of managing west coast salmon, "I worked for Hon. David Anderson in the mid-1990s when he was the Minister Responsible for Department of Fisheries and Oceans." Fraser notes Anderson was from Victoria and uniquely able to move the focus of Canadian fisheries management from east to west coast at a time when it was required to do so. 

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BCSFA Seeks to Flip the Narrative

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B.C. First Nations Tell Activists to Stay Away 

New Cleaning Methods Contribute to Sustainability Certification

FishSafeBC’s Core Programs Provide Fishermen with Relevant Safety Training         READ IT HERE

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FishSafeBC - Safest Catch Program

Less Threat of Depleting the World's Seafood Stocks

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Something to Think About: "One Earner in Each Household"

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Canada Engage the Project

Positioning Aquaculture and Agfood Sector for Long Term Growth

Cermaq Canada Further Certified to ASC Standard

New Federal Report Calls for Economic Growth Approach for Seafood Farming in Canada

Grieg NL Accepts  Equity Investments for the Placentia Bay Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Project 

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Good Implementation of First Nation Aquaculture Certification

Tim Rundle Named Organic Champion of the Year

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. - Oct. 2, 2018 - Dr. Diane Morrison has been appointed Managing Director for Marine Harvest Canada. She replaces Vincent Erenst, who is departing the company after leading the company for the past 12 years.  
    Dr. Morrison is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and has 25 years’ experience in salmon production. She has led Marine Harvest Canada’s Fish Health and Food Safety Department in Western Canada for 18 years.   

Cermaq Canada is a world leader in sustainable aquaculture

​​FISHERIES AND Aquaculture

Women Welders Find Success in Salmon Industry

New SVP of Technology and Development at AKVA Group

Safety Program Designed By Fishermen For Fishermen

Employees Help Cermaq Achieve New ASC Milestone

Grieg Seafood commends work of Ocean Legacy Foundation

By Ian Roberts,  Marine Harvest 

Chinook Salmon are Disappearing and Management 

An Industry Removed from Carbon Intense Food Production

Cermaq Examines Nova Scotia Opportunities

Sea Change in West Coast Fish Farming

Marystown, NL  - Sep. 14, 2018 -  Grieg NL is pleased to announce that it has received an equity investment of $30 million in repayable financial assistance from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for its Placentia Bay Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Project through the Aquaculture Capital Equity Program. It will complement a $10 million repayable federal investment through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Business Development Program.                             

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10-year Anniversary for Cermaq’s Sustainability Report

Headwaters and BCSFA Forming Dialogue on Fish Farming

Dr. Diane Morrison Appointed Managing Director for Marine Harvest Canada West  

What the Public is Hearing About Fish Farming

Canada’s Seafood Farmers Comment on Environment Commissioner’s Report on Salmon Farming