News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

British Columbia

Responsibility

In Canada, salmon farmers building social license with First Nations

After some rocky times, ties between B.C. salmon farmers and First Nations, have improved in recent years. Band members report consistent employment, royalties and improved quality of life. “We need aquaculture around,” says one fishing company owner. 

Health & Welfare

BC salmon farmers vow sea lice transparency

At the recent GOAL conference, the British Columbia Salmon Farmers Association committed to reveal sea lice counts at farms operating in the province while promising a future without antibiotics, despite struggles with the persistent yellow mouth disease. 

Innovation & Investment

Sturgeon aquaculture in British Columbia: Are we there yet?

Aquaculture of high-value white sturgeon is in its early phases in British Columbia, Canada. 
Given the long time required to produce caviar, licensed producers are looking at developing markets for value-added products and byproducts based on sturgeon meat.