Campbell River – Chefs and scientists gather for aquaculture summit
Some of the world’s top fisheries scientists and chefs will gather in the Western Canadian coastal city of Campbell River this week to celebrate and discuss the latest advancements in aquaculture.
The BC Salmon Farmers Association’s summit – Seafood West – will be held in conjunction with the 2018 34th Annual General Meeting of the association on September 27 and 28th, 2018 in Campbell River aka Salmon Capital of the World.
“The AGM and Summit are a great opportunity to come together, to celebrate this important industry and look at the latest technology and advancements in aquaculture,” said Shawn Hall, a spokesman for the B.C. Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA).
“Salmon farming is important to B.C., supporting almost 7,000 jobs while providing about three-quarters of the salmon harvested in the province each year on just 0.05% of our coast.
“At this event we will celebrate our successes, explore the opportunities ahead, and focus our dialogue on ideas and actions that can allow our industry to continue to grow in concert with the environment, with wild salmon, and with the communities who depend on it,” he said.
Delegates will hear from chefs, a world renowned marine scientist, representatives from the federal government working on Canada’s agri-food and aquaculture’s strategy, and the BC Salmon Farmers Association’s new executive director, former provincial government deputy minister John Paul Fraser.
The emphasis will be on the value of independent science, partnerships, realizing potential, and telling our story, added Hall.
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