Fish Farms

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LETTER: Fish farms boost North Island economy

“… our local jobs, local taxation revenue, and the like will disappear!”

  • Nov 23, 2020

 

Kuterra’s smolts will come from Cermaq hatcheries. (Whole Oceans image)

Cermaq to supply salmon smolts to land-based farm Kuterra

Emergent Holdings, which operates Kuterra, and Cermaq signed a four-year agreement

 

Spawning sockeye salmon make their way up the Adams River in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park near Chase, B.C. Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Minimal risk to wild salmon from viruses on farmed B.C. salmon: Fisheries Department

In December 2017, a virus called 1HNV also posed a minimal risk to wild salmon

 

An open net fish farm on the B.C. coast. (Zoë Ducklow)

Heiltsuk First Nation calling on DFO to close fish farms

Wild salmon returns have broken low records, have many concerned about future of wild fish

An open net fish farm on the B.C. coast. (Zoë Ducklow)
Data collected at Grieg’s B.C. farms will be merged with public ocean and weather data. (Grieg photo)

New blended data platform at Grieg fish farms help forecast oceanic events

On-site data combined with public oceanography and meteorology will be shared with stakeholders

Data collected at Grieg’s B.C. farms will be merged with public ocean and weather data. (Grieg photo)
A Mowi Canada West fish farm off the B.C. coast. (Mowi Canada West)

Court grants ‘Namgis appeal on fish farm transfer licence

Science on impacts of farmed salmon on wild salmon evolving; DFO must keep up judge says

A Mowi Canada West fish farm off the B.C. coast. (Mowi Canada West)
DFO says sea lice levels fine, but fish farm data shows otherwise

DFO says sea lice levels fine, but fish farm data shows otherwise

Self-reported fish farm data showed 14 farms with violating levels of lice

DFO says sea lice levels fine, but fish farm data shows otherwise
Mowi Canada West’s Sheep Pass salmon farm was the company’s final B.C. production site to receive certification from the Aquaculture Steward Council. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada West)
Mowi Canada West’s Sheep Pass salmon farm was the company’s final B.C. production site to receive certification from the Aquaculture Steward Council. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada West)
Shellfish businesses, especially those producing oysters, will get some help for environmental clean-up. File photo

Shellfish industry get funds to clean up at Island sites and beyond

Businesses can apply to cover half of costs to clean up so-called ‘ghost gear’

Shellfish businesses, especially those producing oysters, will get some help for environmental clean-up. File photo
Mowi Canada West’s Sheep Pass salmon farm was the company’s final B.C. operation to receive certification from the Aquaculture Steward Council. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada West)

Mowi’s B.C. salmon farms achieve environmental certification from independent watchdog

Aquaculture Steward Council certification complies with 500 sustainability and social measures

Mowi Canada West’s Sheep Pass salmon farm was the company’s final B.C. operation to receive certification from the Aquaculture Steward Council. (Photo supplied by Mowi Canada West)
“Imagine blood-sucking chickens hanging off you.” Juvenile salmon with sea lice (Tavish Campbell photo)

Sea lice outbreak in juvenile salmon prompts First Nations leaders to call for fish farm closures

Wild salmon have higher rates of the parasites when ocean fish farms are near, research shows

“Imagine blood-sucking chickens hanging off you.” Juvenile salmon with sea lice (Tavish Campbell photo)
Kuterra’s pioneering land-based Atlantic salmon farm has been leased by an American firm. (Whole Oceans image)

Land-based fish farm Kuterra leased to American investment firm

Emergent Holdings interested in developing mass land-based fish farming

Kuterra’s pioneering land-based Atlantic salmon farm has been leased by an American firm. (Whole Oceans image)
Closed-containment fish farm on Vancouver Island gets Ocean Wise logo (Gerry Alfred)

First Nations-owned land-based fish farm recommended by Ocean Wise

Kuterra’s Atlantic salmon is raised on the Pacific coast, a kilometre away from the ocean

Closed-containment fish farm on Vancouver Island gets Ocean Wise logo (Gerry Alfred)
Four Cermaq Canada fish farm sites near Tofino are experiencing fish mortalities as a result of an algae bloom. (Westerly File Photo)

Algae bloom killing farmed fish on Vancouver Island’s West Coast

DFO says four Cermaq Canada salmon farms affected, fish not infectious

Four Cermaq Canada fish farm sites near Tofino are experiencing fish mortalities as a result of an algae bloom. (Westerly File Photo)
Samantha Matthews taped herself to the mast of the Orca Chief vessel at Point Hope Shipyard Wednesday morning in protest of fish farming. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

VIDEO: Fish farm protester on Vancouver Island tapes herself to ship

Six people arrested after taking over a Marine Harvest’s vessel at Point Hope Shipyard in Victoria

Samantha Matthews taped herself to the mast of the Orca Chief vessel at Point Hope Shipyard Wednesday morning in protest of fish farming. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
MP Fin Donnelly proposed a bill to get open-net fish farms, like the one pictured above located in Clayoquot Sound, out of the ocean and onto land. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Fisheries critic MP Fin Donnelly calls for land-based fish farms

Spokesperson for BC Salmon Farming Association says the move would put the industry out of business.

MP Fin Donnelly proposed a bill to get open-net fish farms, like the one pictured above located in Clayoquot Sound, out of the ocean and onto land. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
VIDEO: Weaver makes predictions on Site C and Kinder Morgan

VIDEO: Weaver makes predictions on Site C and Kinder Morgan

Town Hall with Andrew Weaver, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head and Leader of the BC Green Party

VIDEO: Weaver makes predictions on Site C and Kinder Morgan