Now available in stores! KUTERRA Land Raised Salmon
Success! It is our great pleasure to announce that Canada's first land-raised closed containment salmon are now available at Safeway stores throughout BC and Alberta.
The launch of the 'Namgis First Nation's KUTERRA brand salmon* took place on Earth Day, April 22 2014.
Our many thanks to you for your support in reaching this historic moment. Unified in our concern about BC's wild salmon, together we have succeeded in providing consumers with a sustainable alternative to salmon farmed in direct contact with the marine environment.
Land-based closed containment is not only better for the environment, there are many production benefits as well. By being able to control conditions in closed containment, stresses to the fish are greatly reduced and their care is optimized. This leads to the fish growing to full size in about half the time it takes in open net-pens; using 30% less feed; and without the use of pesticides and antibiotics.
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*The Project is 100% owned by the ‘Namgis First Nation. The SOS Marine Conservation Foundation is a Project partner and Tides Canada is a Project advisor and funder.
Update on Developments Regarding Finfish Aquaculture
One aspect of the work of the SOS Marine Conservation Foundation is to provide ease of public access to education materials regarding salmon aquaculture. This aids public participation in informed decision-making around salmon farming and allows members of the public to determine when they may want to seek more information and/or provide feedback to government representatives such as Members of Parliament and Members of the Legislative Assembly of BC.
See this link for developments and resources related to:
- Lifting of the moratorium on expansion of open net fish farms in BC other than in the Discovery Islands (includes SOS comment on 3 applications for expansion in the Broughton Archipelago)
- Cohen Commission into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River (includes that SOS and Watershed Watch have filed Environmental Peitions to the Auditor General regarding lapsed deadlines and inaction on Cohen recommendations)
- Genome BC Study into Salmon Health (first reporting of results for microbes in farmed, hatchery and wild salmon anticipated in September 2014)
- Land-based closed containment for Atlantic salmon (includes that salmon from the 'Namgis First Nation's KUTERRA salmon farm are now available through Safeway seafood counters in BC and Alberta and Albion Fisheries.)