Cermaq Canada Takes Proactive Approach to Address ASC Certification Concerns

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Salmon Farmers Building Social License With First Nations

KingFisher Welded Sportfishing Boats Supports Water Safety

Positioning Aquaculture and Agfood Sector for Long Term Growth

Cermaq Canada Further Certified to ASC Standard

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

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 

Assisting Ahousaht Students Access Higher Education

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Good First Implementation of First Nation Aquaculture Certification

​​FISHERIES AND Aquaculture

Designing Marine Emergency Duties for Fishing Crew Members

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

Headwaters and BCSFA Forming Dialogue on Fish Farming

MHC Wharfside Nov 2018

Cermaq Scholarships Help Ahousaht Students Pursue Bright Futures

Science Seminar Showcases Latest Ocean and Aquaculture Research

BCSFA Statement Responds to Sea Shepherd Operation 

Cermaq Salmon Delights at BC Healthy Chefs Competition

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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B.C. First Nations Tell Activists to Stay Away This Summer

"B.C.’s farming practices have been singled out by Seafood Watch as world leading. This is an important acknowledgement of the work salmon farmers in B.C. have done to increase their environmental performance and increase the transparency of their operations," says Jeremy Dunn, BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) Executive Director. "There remains work to be done, and our members are committed to leading the world in environmental practices, evidenced by their record in achieving the standards of audited third-party certifications."                      READ IT HERE

New Cleaning Methods Contribute to Sustainability Certification


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

Cermaq Canada is a world leader in sustainable aquaculture

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Less Threat of Depleting the World's Seafood Stocks

World Oceans Day in Nanaimo

Fish Farm Activist Disinformation Parade

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

Creative Salmon Looking Back and Ahead

Safety Program Designed By Fishermen For Fishermen

Seafood Farming in Canada is Diverse

​Calls it "A Good Alternative"

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

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

Marine Harvest to Start Value-added Production in B.C.

Changes Could Fix It

Blurred line between science and advocacy

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.


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

B.C. Salmon Farmers Publish 2016 Sustainability Progress Report

​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.

    “This equity investment from Government of Newfoundland and 

World’s most toxic “news”?

By Grant Warkentin, Cermaq Canada

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

Grieg Seafood commends work of Ocean Legacy Foundation

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

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. 
      "I managed communications for the minister and that's when I got a sense of wild salmon as a symbol and a lifeline," says Fraser. "In those days the push for conservation was intense enough that Anderson had to institute sweeping closures and buybacks of salmon fishing licenses, even boats."

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FishSafeBC - Safest Catch Program

Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program Recommends B.C. Farm-Raised Atlantic Salmon 

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


Restoring Sockeye Salmon Stocks


By Ian Roberts,  Marine Harvest 

Buried in the Broughton Archipelago there lives the beating heart of anti-fish farm activism/anarchism on the west coast, possibly the whole world. Alexandra Morton sallies forth from an adopted home in Sointula, after a few years at Echo Bay, B.C., to regularly confront what she estimates is the scourge of oceans everywhere.  ​

Chinook Salmon are Disappearing and Management 

JP Fraser speaks to BCSFA AGM

An Industry Removed from Carbon Intense Food Production

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

PHOTO CREDIT Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance

Injunction Application Not Granted, Company Comments

BCSFA Speaks Out on Forcing a Move to Closed Containment

Labrador anchors Grieg NL’s significant investment of $210 million in the Project”, said Thomas Grieg, Owner Grieg NL. “Our financers and investors see this equity investment as a sign of confidence in the Project. Our company appreciates the Government’s aggressive approach to cultivate investment in aquaculture, and its determined approach to ensuring this equity investment also creates employment and business opportunities in Placentia Bay and throughout the province.                                  READ IT HERE

Tŝilhqot’in Nation Announces Full Closure of Steelhead Fisheries

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

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

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.   

BCSFA Seeks to Flip the Narrative

Employees Help Cermaq Achieve New ASC Milestone

Sustainability is a Choice