SALMON

FARMING

TODAY

BC farm-raised salmon is the province’s #1 seafood export, #1 agri-food export and an essential service as designated by Federal and Provincial governments.

Designated an essential service by federal and provincial governments

Donated more than 120,000 pounds of salmon (equivalent to 500,000 meals) to local, provincial, and national food banks.

By 2030, 60% of all fish consumed will originate from aquaculture. BC is poised to help grow Canada’s Blue Economy.

Nearly 6,500 well-paid full-time jobs

$1.6 billion in total economic output

$89 million in annual federal, provincial, and municipal taxes

20 First Nations participation agreements

Committed to DRIPA (Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act)

Deliver economic reconciliation with First Nations

BC salmon farmers align with UN sustainable development goal #2: ZERO HUNGER

Produce 353 million meals of high-quality protein: 6.8 million meals each week

Carbon friendly footprint, with the lowest emissions of all animal protein sectors

Interactive Map: Regional Economic Impacts

Learn about salmon farming’s positive impacts on employment and economic activity in five regions of Vancouver Island.

Performance Dashboard

BC’s salmon farmers track performance based on 11 key environmental, social and economic integrity indicators. Launch Dashboard.

Deeper Dive

Using science and research, Deeper Dive corrects misinformation and disinformation that BC’s salmon farming sector has faced for decades.

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