An Industry Removed from Carbon Intense Food Production

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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FishSafeBC - Safest Catch Program

Less Threat of Depleting the World's Seafood Stocks

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.   

An Aquaculture Act for Canada

Cermaq Canada is a world leader in sustainable aquaculture

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


B.C. Celebrates Wild Salmon Day by Supporting Conservation

Sustainability is a Choice

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Report of the Independent Expert Panel on Aquaculture Science

Cermaq Canada Further Certified to ASC Standard

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

Cermaq Scholarships for Ahousaht Students to Pursue Bright Futures

Science Seminar Showcases Latest Ocean and Aquaculture Research

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Good Implementation of First Nation Aquaculture Certification

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

   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.

McColl Magazine is operating under the maxim "Indigenous Canadian economic development is the pathway to progress for all Canadians"

BCSFA Speaks Out on Forcing a Move to Closed Containment

Restoring Sockeye Salmon Stocks

Changes Could Fix It

BCSFA Seeks to Flip the Narrative

Designing Marine Emergency Duties for Fishing Crew Members

Marine Harvest Launches Brand Strategy 

Chinook Salmon are Disappearing and Management 

Fisheries and Aquaculture news and feature stories

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

What the Public is Hearing About Fish Farming

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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Canada’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers approve legislative development 

Employees Help Cermaq Achieve New ASC Milestone

JP Fraser speaks to BCSFA AGM

​​FISHERIES AND Aquaculture

World’s most toxic “news”?

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

Headwaters and BCSFA Forming Dialogue on Fish Farming

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.

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

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

EDINBURGH - Nov. 13, 2018 - Today Marine Harvest are announcing that we will launch a brand strategy, and that we are proposing to change name to Mowi.
    Mowi is strongly rooted in the history of the company. The company we know as Marine Harvest today was originally founded as Mowi more than 50 years ago. Since the first salmon was farmed in 1964, we have grown into a global fully integrated company, including breeding, feed, farming, processing and sales. Throughout the past 50 years, we have always remained true to our core value - the care we have for our people, our fish, our customers and the environment. 

10-year Anniversary for Cermaq’s Sustainability Report

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Salmon Farmers Building Social License With First Nations


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

Assisting Ahousaht Students Access Higher Education

B.C. Salmon Farmers Publish 2016 Sustainability Progress Report

Women Welders Find Success in Salmon Industry

New SVP of Technology and Development at AKVA Group

Safety Program Designed By Fishermen For Fishermen



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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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

By Ian Roberts,  Marine Harvest 

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

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

PHOTO CREDIT Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance


Seafood Farming in Canada is Diverse

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

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.

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

Grieg Seafood commends work of Ocean Legacy Foundation

Positioning Aquaculture and Agfood Sector for Long Term Growth

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

Cermaq Salmon Delights at BC Healthy Chefs Competition

KingFisher Welded Sportfishing Boats Supports Water Safety

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