Each year, industry employees and friends donate their weekend to grill fresh farm-raised salmon, share samples of smoked salmon, and to talk about how farms in BC operate and the importance of salmon as a healthy food source.
“This is a great opportunity to showcase our product and our industry,” said Mary Ellen Walling, Executive Director, BCSFA.
“We often get many people coming to our booth eager to sample our salmon and ask questions about our industry and our operations.”
Eat! Vancouver also marks the kick-off to a busy season for the industry with a number of upcoming events including Oceans Day in Campbell River, hosting the Van Isle 360 yacht race, our annual salmon farm tours, and our exhibit at the PNE.
“It’s important for us to get out in the community and talk to people.” Ms Walling said: “I think it really makes a difference when people can talk to those who work in the industry to get the true story of salmon farming on the BC Coast.”
The BCSFA represents salmon farm companies and those who supply services and supplies to the industry. Salmon-farming provides for 6,000 direct and indirect jobs while contributing C$800-million to the provincial economy each year.