The potential of a salmon-farming ban in Washington state is being monitored closely next door, in British Columbia, where many more salmon farms operate. But they’re not worried about a spillover effect.
Hatch Aquaculture Accelerator aims to support new companies, via an immersive three-month mentorship program, in the health, nutrition, technology and production sectors.
As aquaculture grows in Newfoundland, the socioeconomic future of this Canadian province with a population of 500,000 takes flight with it. It's a welcome development, after a two-decade slump due in part to the downturn of North Atlantic groundfish stocks.
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.