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Farm raised salmon bringing wealth to BC Fish farming is a growing industry BY GOODY NIOSI

“There is a vast market in


Asia that we are currently

he economic impact of salmon farming on the West Coast is significant. Currently it is an $800 million industry, and Jeremy Dunn, executive director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) said it could easily rise to over $1 billion in the next five years. Salmon farms also put people to work on Vancouver Island. The BCFSA has social and economic partnerships with 17 First Nations. Very importantly, Dunn said, the fish farms are being operated to world-class standards. “We make our decisions on management based on science. Our members are all third party certified and our growers of Atlantic salmon who have the best aquaculture practices certification have now committed to a global leading position to have the Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification by 2020. This is the most stringent third party certification in the food

industry that BC can look at as a true growth industry.” JEREMY DUNN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BC SALMON FARMERS ASSOCIATION

business.” He added that wild salmon stocks have always run in cycles, even long before the first fish farm appeared on the West Coast. In fact, this year is seeing a record sockeye run and a near-record pink salmon run. About 80% of BC farmed salmon is exported to the United States; salmon is now the number two seafood consumed in the US, SEE FARM RAISED SALMON | PAGE 43

Jeremy Dunn says that salmon farming has a $1 billion plus potential for the BC economy


Tailings Pond at Mount Washington holds mineral wealth North Bay Resources has information for potential future development BY GOODY NIOSI

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ancouver Island has untapped mineral potential just beneath the ground. So says Jacques Houle of Jacques Ho u le M i nera l E x plorat ion

Consulting, a geologist who has a 35-year career history, working out of Nanaimo since 2000. Initially he worked with the BC government, setting up his own practice in 2003 to consult with mining companies across

Canada. One of his most recent assignments, saw him working with North Bay Resources, headquartered in Pennsylvania, to explore the potential of an old mine site at Mount Washington for which

it holds mineral claims. North Bay Resources is seeking $1 million from investors to get a better handle on the extinct volcano’s hidden worth in a variety SEE TAILINGS POND AT MOUNT | PAGE 31

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