Aquaculture has been identified as an important social and economic priority by the United Nations and for the Canadian and provincial governments. There is an increasing large demand for technicians, leaders and managers in the aquaculture sector across Canada and around the world. The field of Aquaculture offers meaningful and well paying jobs at marine… Read More »
Fisheries and Ocean Canada the lead federal department in managing Canada’s fisheries, in 2014-09-09, published the following statement on their website concerning closed containment aquaculture : Closed containment describes a range of technologies for aquaculture; from floating bag systems to land-based recirculating water systems. Closed containment is a barrier technology that attempts to restrict… Read More »
This is a short video about an amazing Land Based Contained Salmon Farm located at Alert Bay, B.C., on Cormorant Island, adjacent to north Vancouver Island. The ‘Namgis First Nation is proving that environmental protection and salmon production can go hand-in-hand with their low-impact, land-based Atlantic salmon facility. Their slogan “Protecting the environment, improving farming” certainly… Read More »
This short video provides a great overview of the Closed-containment Aquaculture Systems research at The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute. I had the opportunity to visit the Freshwater Institute a couple of times in the past and worked closely with personal and researchers from their organization in designing and building a commercial scale Recirculation Aquaculture System… Read More »
I found this interesting video while searching for related topics and wanted to share it with you, because i think that it also helps to demonstrate where the future aquaculture opportunities are. It’s an informational video about Aquaponics, the practice of combining fish farming and hydroponics. The program is an introduction to the recommended practices… Read More »
Published on 19 Feb 2014 by living Oceans Closed containment is the future of salmon farming in B.C. Sea lice infestations, farm waste, disease and escaped farmed salmon could be distant, unpleasant memories if the salmon farming industry switches from open-net cages to closed containment technology.