Event Title

Salish Sea finfish aquaculture in WA and BC.

Presentation Abstract

Salish Sea finfish aquaculture in WA and BC.

Presented by Alan Cook – Vice President Aquaculture, Icicle Seafoods inc.

The Salish Sea is a large body of water with tremendous potential to sustainably support enough salmon farming to supply the vast majority of fresh salmon consumed in the Canadian and US markets. The largest suppliers of fresh farmed salmon are currently Chile, Scotland, Norway and the Faroes Islands. All fresh product delivered from these countries arrives via airfreight at a tremendous cost to consumers and with a significant carbon footprint.

The presentation will include:

1) An examination of the size and general oceanographic conditions of the Salish Sea and the potential for additional production if give access to a very small portion of the available surface area:

  1. General farming conditions – types of farming locations likely to be successful
  2. Logistics
  3. Access to markets

2) Keys to successful growth:

  1. Relationships with Tribes/First Nations
  2. Sharing the Salish Sea with other users
  3. Developing the provenance of fish farmed in the Salish Sea

Session Title

Local Food Production: Aquaculture in the Salish Sea

Conference Track

Food and Food Security

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2016 : Vancouver, B.C.)

Document Type

Event

Location

2016SSEC

Type of Presentation

Oral

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Salish Sea finfish aquaculture in WA and BC.

2016SSEC

Salish Sea finfish aquaculture in WA and BC.

Presented by Alan Cook – Vice President Aquaculture, Icicle Seafoods inc.

The Salish Sea is a large body of water with tremendous potential to sustainably support enough salmon farming to supply the vast majority of fresh salmon consumed in the Canadian and US markets. The largest suppliers of fresh farmed salmon are currently Chile, Scotland, Norway and the Faroes Islands. All fresh product delivered from these countries arrives via airfreight at a tremendous cost to consumers and with a significant carbon footprint.

The presentation will include:

1) An examination of the size and general oceanographic conditions of the Salish Sea and the potential for additional production if give access to a very small portion of the available surface area:

  1. General farming conditions – types of farming locations likely to be successful
  2. Logistics
  3. Access to markets

2) Keys to successful growth:

  1. Relationships with Tribes/First Nations
  2. Sharing the Salish Sea with other users
  3. Developing the provenance of fish farmed in the Salish Sea