Economics Of Land-Based Salmon Farming Not Adding Up For B.C. Fish Farmers
by Nelson Bennett, Business In Vancouver
Posted: 2017-11-13 16:07:20 EST

Some day, it might be possible to raise salmon in land-based closed containment ponds and make a profit.

But that day is still a long way off, and even when it does become economically viable, land-based aquaculture might be like organic farming: an option for consumers willing to pay a premium, but which can’t replace ocean-based salmon farming.

That’s not just the conclusion reached by the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA), it’s also the opinion of a Nanaimo businessman who owns a land-based fish farm.

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