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Freshwater Fisheries

Report shows impact of Discovery Islands closure on jobs, economy in Surrey, B.C.

A new economic analysis reveals the extent of the economic impact in Surrey, British Columbia, following a decision by the federal Liberal government to close salmon farms in the Discovery Islands region off Vancouver Island’s west coast.

Bold or Shy: Study examines lumpfish ‘personality’

Researchers at Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s (DFO) St. Andrew’s Biological Station say that “shy” lumpfish means salmon farmers would need to employ more of them in order to effectively reduce sea lice. However, this will result in increased costs for the industry and risks to the wild lumpfish population.
CW Brabender

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Solar-powered machine makes for greener, faster ops

On Salt Bay, the D’Eon Oyster Co. is processing their oysters much faster these days, aided by the power of the sun as it beams down on Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The family-owned farm has installed a solar-powered oyster sorting machine on its barge so the oysters are already graded by the time they are brought ashore. » Read more

The prudent path to success

Steve Atkinson, president of Taste of BC Aquafarms, makes his case for the company’s prudent approach to their salmon RAS facility. “Taste of BC Aquafarms, they state, is the ‘latest to the party.’ They fail to realize that we are one of the early entrants into the space.” » Read more


Aquaculture Europe 2020

April 12-15, 2021
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RAS Investors’ Forum

June 9, 2021
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