A new study exploring viable technology options for salmon farming in British Columbia will play a significant role in the evolution of the industry, said Jonathan Wilkinson Canada’s Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, reports Seawest News.
The purpose of the study is to provide viable technology options for salmon farming in British Columbia, with a particular focus on technologies that reduce interactions between aquaculture and the environment, and any potential impacts on wild salmon.
Areas of study will include land-based and ocean-based closed-containment, as well as offshore aquaculture production systems.
The study on the state of salmon aquaculture technology in partnership with the Province of British Columbia and Sustainable Development Technologies Canada (SDTC) will be conducted by Gardner-Pinfold Consulting.
The advisory committee, which will provide overall guidance for the work, includes representatives from the BC First Nations Fisheries Council, Tides Canada, the BC Salmon Farmers Association, SDTC, the Province of BC and DFO.