Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Salmon farmers talk sustainable seafood

Canada - A contingent of BC salmon farmers is visiting the Lower Mainland to talk sustainable seafood with colleagues and experts from around the world. The BC Salmon Farmers Association, along with its member companies, will be represented at the Seafood Choice Alliances' Seafood Summit, opening today in Vancouver.

"Direct engagement with others who share our interest in conservation and sustainable seafood is important," said Mary Ellen Walling, Executive Director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association. "There may be differences in approaches but the bottom line is we're all looking to provide a good product in a sustainable way."

Salmon is the most important element of many grocery seafood counters and BC's salmon farmers produce the largest agricultural export in the province. They've been unable to meet demand for their product for five years. According to the federal government, exports of farmed salmon are second only to east Coast lobster in value across Canada.

That's why, along with participating in the development of aquaculture sustainability standards with the World Wildlife Federation and the Global Aquaculture Alliance, the BC Salmon Farmers Association and its members are also reaching out to existing seafood guide programs. Read more...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.

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