WE ARE READY

No region of the world will escape the economic ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic. British Columbia anticipates a $12.5 billion dollar deficit with youth employment prospects hit hardest. BC’s salmon farmers are ready to help.

BC and Canada urgently need to:

Attract investment

Generate exports

Deliver regional
growth/benefits

Contribute to a higher
standard of living

Contribute net revenue
for the treasury

Deliver economic reconciliation
with First Nations

Operate with environmental
sustainability

Contain value added

Salmon Farming Today

BC farm-raised salmon is the province’s #1 seafood export, #1 agri-food export, employs nearly 6,500 people and is designated an essential service by the federal and provincial governments.

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Economic Recovery

BC’s salmon farmers are immediately investing $113 million in innovation and growth, creating nearly 450 new jobs. By 2050, we could invest $1.4 billion and generate nearly 10,000 new jobs.

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With certainty and a secure future, BC’s salmon farmers could more than double the sector’s economic activity, invest $1.4 billion in innovation and create nearly 10,000 new full-time jobs by 2050.

Nearly 10,000 new jobs

$131 million in additional annual tax revenues

$2.3 billion in additional annual economic output

Meet our People

Get to know some of the members of our community committed to helping BC and Canada continue to grow strong.

Genny West, ScaleAQ

Read the Report

Read our Economic Impact Report, prepared by RIAS Inc., detailing how
BC Salmon Aquaculture can lead Vancouver Island’s economic recovery.

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Read the Report

Read our Economic Impact Report, prepared by RIAS Inc., detailing how
BC Salmon Aquaculture can lead Vancouver Island’s economic recovery.

Full ReportSummary Report