Report Shows Cooke Salmon Farming Supports Island Life in Scotland’s Orkney and Northern Isles

August 23, 2022 Cooke

As one of the largest employers in Orkney and Northern Isles, Cooke Aquaculture Scotland has released an economic impact report showing that the company’s salmon farming operations are having a significant positive social impact on their employees and community viability of the remote islands. The report is titled Cooke Aquaculture Scotland and Orkney: A summary of our impacts for people and communities.

Kvarøy Arctic Partners with Whole Kids Foundation to Improve Children’s Nutrition

August 16, 2022 Kvarøy Arctic

Kvarøy Arctic (pronounced “Kwa-ray”) joins forces with Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market, as their official sponsor and supporter in their mission to improve children’s nutrition in the US. The Norway-based, sustainable salmon farm has pledged a $10,000 annual contribution for 2022, with plans on expanding the program in 2023.

Canada’s Salmon Farmers Respond to The Federal Government’s Decision to Renew Salmon Farming Licenses in British Columbia, Canada

The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) and the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) believe that the federal government’s decision to renew the licenses of salmon farms in British Columbia and establish a process for the salmon farms in the Discovery Islands is good for Canadians.

Work Still Hasn’t Started on Bucksport Salmon Farm 2 Years After it Was Approved

The proposed land-based Atlantic salmon recirculating aquaculture facility on about 100 acres along the Penobscot River would be one of the largest land-based aquaculture projects in the world, according to Whole Oceans. It received approval from the Bucksport Planning Board in 2019 and the green light from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection later that year.

Blue Star Foods Corp. RAS Division Announces Deep Bay, British Columbia as Location for Expansion of Land-Based Salmon Farm

November 18, 2021 Blue Star Foods Corp.

Blue Star Foods Corp. announced that its wholly owned Recirculatory Aquaculture Systems subsidiary, Taste of BC Aquafarms, has identified Deep Bay, British Columbia as the location for its planned larger-scale land-based steel-head salmon farm. TBC has also agreed upon material terms of a 20-year land-lease agreement for the Deep Bay property.