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Salmon Farmers Enjoy Success At EAT VANCOUVER!

by the Fish Site Editor
06 June 2007, at 1:00am

CANADA - Members of the BC Salmon Farmers Association had another successful year at Eat Vancouver, British Columbias everything food and cooking festival.

The BC Salmon Farmers have expanded their activities at the show providing information, one-to-one dialogue with salmon farmers, as well as a tasting sessions and products for sale.

This year the featured food products included pan seared Atlantic salmon portions, smoked salmon from Hardy Buoys and salmon sushi. The mouth watering dishes proved popular and made BCSFA's stand one of the busiest at the event.

"It was hard to keep up with the demand" says Valerie Krug, BCSFA organiser. "There was great acceptance for the product and we sold out of all our fresh filets. Every year we bring more fish and every year it’s the same. People taste it, we talk to them about our farm methods and they come away with a much better understanding of the product and the opportunities salmon farming presents for people outside of Vancouver. We love participating in the show."

Cruising

Eat Vancouver is just one of the outreach activities that BC Salmon Farmers organises on behalf of its members. Other activities during the summer include a regular series of farm tours, which start this month with tourists from the Regent Cruise lines visiting Campbell River salmon farms.

In 2006, farmed salmon sales generated $450 million in export sales, making it BC’s largest agricultural export. The BC salmon farming industry’s contribution to the economies of coastal communities is significant; with an economic output of over $800 million and total employment of over 6,000, according to a recent report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.

the Fish Site Editor