For the third year in a row, the British Columbia Salmon Farming Association (BCSFA) has produced maps indicating the location of salmon farms along BC’s coastline. These are available for public reference, with maps complete to 2007. Farmers support the release of this information as a sign of their commitment to sharing news and facts about their farms with the public.
“Our farmers work hard each day to grow healthy food, so educating the public about that commitment is a key responsibility for us,” said Walling.
Spring is an important time for salmon farmers, as they enforce a variety of management practices to protect the health of both farmed and wild fish year round. The frequency at which farmers monitor sea lice counts increases from March to July, to give special consideration to wild salmon species migrating from freshwater out to their feeding grounds in the North Pacific. The maps reflect the out migration farm site locations. Click here to download the BCSFA map PDF.
The BCSFA is an organization representing salmon farm companies and industry supply service companies. Salmon farming contributes $800-million to the BC economy each year and provides 6,000 direct and indirect jobs.
Read the BCFSA media release.