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Salmon Farming: The Economics

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70% of British Columbia's farm-raised salmon heads across the border into restaurants and supermarkets in the United States and Asia, while the remaining 30% is consumed across Canada.

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70% of British Columbia's farm-raised salmon heads across the border into restaurants and supermarkets in the United States and Asia, while the remaining 30% is consumed across Canada.

Ecocentricity Blog - November 16, 2015

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Maybe I shouldn’t write this post at all. Honestly, I don’t know. I’m conflicted. For the past couple of days, I have struggled to determine whether or not using this medium to write about the Paris attacks is appropriate. These words seem so insignificant, almost meaningless, compared to the scope of this injustice. I worry that using an environmentally-themed blog to offer sympathy, even genuinely felt sympathy, might cheapen the gravitas of Friday’s tragedy.

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Salmon Farming: Growing Fish Sustainably

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Salmon farmers in British Columbia are committed to growing the world's best fish and are continually improving their environmental practices. As part of their commitment to sustainability, members of the BC Salmon Farmers Association raising Atlantic Salmon in British Columbia are striving to become 100% certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) by 2020.

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Salmon farmers in British Columbia are committed to growing the world's best fish and are continually improving their environmental practices. As part of their commitment to sustainability, members of the BC Salmon Farmers Association raising Atlantic Salmon in British Columbia are striving to become 100% certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) by 2020.

Salmon Farming: The Bigger Picture

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They have been tucked away in the bays and fiords along the vast marine coastline in British Columbia for almost 30 years. Over time salmon farming, part of the aquaculture industry, has quietly become the British Columbia's largest agricultural export.

Farm-raised salmon travels from the farm to cities in Canada, the United States and Asia, getting onto the customer’s plate within 36-to-48 hours. It is now the choice of 70% of all salmon consumers worldwide, and demand continues to increase.

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They have been tucked away in the bays and fiords along the vast marine coastline in British Columbia for almost 30 years. Over time salmon farming, part of the aquaculture industry, has quietly become the British Columbia's largest agricultural export.

Farm-raised salmon travels from the farm to cities in Canada, the United States and Asia, getting onto the customer’s plate within 36-to-48 hours. It is now the choice of 70% of all salmon consumers worldwide, and demand continues to increase.

Sustainability is Part of our Culture

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Salmon farming in British Columbia began three decades ago, and was developed by true pioneers who set a strong foundation of innovation and adaptation. Salmon farmers have always worked to grow healthy fish, and make improvements to ensure the long-term vibrancy of the ocean environment and marine wild species.

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Salmon farming in British Columbia began three decades ago, and was developed by true pioneers who set a strong foundation of innovation and adaptation. Salmon farmers have always worked to grow healthy fish, and make improvements to ensure the long-term vibrancy of the ocean environment and marine wild species.

BCSFA Publishes First Sustainability Progress Report

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Salmon farmers in British Columbia are taking further steps towards increasing the availability of information on farming practices and key areas of public interest by publishing a Sustainability Progress Report, released today at GOAL 2015 in Vancouver.  The report, a first for salmon farmers in B.C., includes information on all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and economic. 

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Salmon farmers in British Columbia are taking further steps towards increasing the availability of information on farming practices and key areas of public interest by publishing a Sustainability Progress Report, released today at GOAL 2015 in Vancouver.  The report, a first for salmon farmers in B.C., includes information on all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and economic. 

Farming for the Future

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Over the last 25 years, global salmon production has more than doubled. According to the International Salmon Farmers Association (ISFA), salmon farmers around the world produce 2.1 million tonnes of salmon annually, which provides roughly 14.8 billion healthy meals on dinner tables around the world each year.

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Over the last 25 years, global salmon production has more than doubled. According to the International Salmon Farmers Association (ISFA), salmon farmers around the world produce 2.1 million tonnes of salmon annually, which provides roughly 14.8 billion healthy meals on dinner tables around the world each year.

RSF Social Finance Fall Quarterly: Are We What We Grow?

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In this latest issue of the RSF Quarterly, we highlight farmers and food entrepreneurs who are dedicated to building a healthy food system. Rachel and Steffen Schneider of Hawthorne Valley Farm share insights on farming that is values-based and rooted in culture.

Timberland Celebrates Five Years of Economic and Environmental Progress in Haiti Resulting From Commitment to Plant Five Million Trees

Launches “KOMBIT: The Cooperative” documentary chronicling emergence of self-sustaining agroforestry model creating greener future for Haiti
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STRATHAM, N.H., October 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland today released “KOMBIT: The Cooperative,” a documentary film chronicling a five-year project to reforest Haiti in partnership with the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA), a Haitian nonprofit farmer cooperative dedicated to feeding and reforesting the country.

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