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National Aboriginal Fisheries Forum II Seize the Economic Opportunities


Sablefish Canada

Hatchery, Salt Spring Island Center Cove Farm, Kyuquot Sound

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Sablefish Farming – Sablefish are not Atlantic Salmon Sablefish

Atlantic Salmon

Natural to British Columbia

YES

NO

Sea Lice

NO

YES

Killed by plankton blooms

NO

YES

Grow poorly in warm water

NO

YES

Sablefish naturally grow well in British Columbia

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Sablefish Production - Hatchery

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Sablefish Production - Growout to Harvest

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Kyuquot Sound Farm Sites • Centre Cove • Charlies Place • HoHoae • Markale

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Sablefish Markets • Fresh sablefish markets in Asia (60%) and North America (40%) • High value product from a pristine environment

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Collaborative Partnership Agreement with Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k:tles7et'h' First Nation

1. 2. 3. 4.

Financial benefits for both partners Building capacity within community Economic development with existing natural resources Shared responsibility for environment management Sablefish Canada Inc

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1. Financial Benefit

Long term partnership – planning for future success

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2. Building Capacity Sablefish Canada and Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k:tles7et'h' First Nation

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Training

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Employment

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Community Involvement

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2. Economic Development - Existing Resources • Marketing products through Sablefish Canada’s world wide distribution network

Halibut Ling cod Rockfish Salmon Sablefish Canada Inc

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Economic Development – High Value Aquaculture Businesses

• Developing high value aquaculture businesses in Kyuquot Sound – Sablefish, Red urchin, Mussels

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3. Co-management of Environment Environmental Committee manages the use of Kyuquot Sound

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Transparent Farming Practises • Sablefish farming does not use net treatments or pesticides • Underwater cameras monitor feeding to ensure all food is eaten • Under the pens are monitored to ensure no impacts to surrounding area

• Information on all farming practises is available Sablefish Canada Inc

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Keeping Sablefish Healthy • Young sablefish are vaccinated to develop immunity to diseases • Vaccinated fish need less antibiotics and other disease treatments

Sablefish are only treated if a disease occurs - which is not often Sablefish Canada Inc

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Future of Sablefish Farming 2012- 350,000 juveniles for growout 2014 – 1 million juveniles – triple production

Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k:tles7et'h' First Nations - full partner in this future


Sablefish Canada • Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k:tles7et'h' First Nations Partnership • 100% BC company dedicated to growing Sablefish • Sustainable farming methods minimize environmental impact on surrounding water • Sablefish is a high value product natural to British Columbia

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Sablefish Canada

Many thanks to Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k:tles7et'h' First Nations for use of the photos and to the conference organizers

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